The Lovers and the Despot FILM REVIEW
Film director Shin Sang-ok, dictator Kim Jong-Il and actress Choi Eun-hee made movies together. The documentary "The Lovers and the Despot" explores how it all came to be.
After their glamorous romance ends, a famous director and actress are kidnapped by movie-obsessed dictator Kim Jong-il. Forced to play along with a bizarre filmmaking project, they get a second chance at love but only one chance at escape.
The Lovers and the Despot
Directors: Ross Adam and Robert Cannan
Running Time: 1 hour 38 minutes
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