The Lovers & the Despot (2016)

Documentary telling the bizarre story of the kidnapping of South Korean filmmaker Shin Sang-ok and actress Choi Eun-hee by North Korean agents working for Kim Jong-il. 

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  • Featuring

    Paul Courtenay Hyu Shun Yuna

  • Countries

    France United Kingdom Germany Netherlands Sweden USA Korea, Republic of

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  • Genres

    Documentary Thriller

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The true story of the kidnapping of the film director Shin Sang-ok and his wife, the actor and film star Choi Eun-hee and theri recruitment into the North Korean film business, under the direct orders of dictator Kim Jong-Il.

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