The Lovers and the Despot (2016)

Genres - Culture & Society  |   Sub-Genres - Politics & Government, True Crime  |   Release Date - Sep 23, 2016 (USA - Limited)  |   Run Time - 94 min.  |   Countries - UK  |  
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This documentary explores the 1978 kidnapping of two South Korean celebrities -- a famous director and a beloved actress -- by North Korean dictator Kim Jong-il. Although the despot tries to befriend them by giving them the resources to make a number of films, the pair eventually plot a dramatic escape. Directed by Ross Adam and Robert Cannan.

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