Shin Sang-ok (left), Kim Jong-il and Choi Eun-hee in a photo taken in 1983. Their story is told in The Lovers and the Despot (Category: I, Korean, English), directed by Ross Adam and Robert Cannan.

Film review: The Lovers and the Despot – documentary recalls filmmakers kidnapped by Kim Jong-il

Kim had two South Korean filmmakers kidnapped in the late 1970s, and forced them to make films until they escaped in 1986. This incredible story is told here through interviews and rarely seen footage of the time

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Shin Sang-ok (left), Kim Jong-il and Choi Eun-hee in a photo taken in 1983. Their story is told in The Lovers and the Despot (Category: I, Korean, English), directed by Ross Adam and Robert Cannan.
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