The Fantastic is a film about imagination and encountering the unknown. Former North Koreans recount their experiences of watching forbidden foreign films. What did they imagine the outside world to be like, when instead of news outlets their information came from smuggled fiction films? The Fantastic isn't a film about North Korea. The film reverses the set-up where westerners are peeping in on the everyday life of the closed-off state. In this film, it is the North Koreans who direct their curiosity at the outside world. Visual effects are used in addition to the documentary footage.