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A Kim Jong-Il Production: Kidnap. Torture. Murder. Making Movies North Korean Style

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Title: A Kim Jong-Il Production: Kidnap. Torture. Murder. Making Movies North Korean Style
Author: Fischer, Paul
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It opens with a double-kidnapping . . .

Madame Choi, South Korea's most famous actress, is lured to Hong Kong, drugged and smuggled out on a ship. When her ex-husband, Shin Sang-Ok, Korea's most acclaimed director, goes to look for her, he vanishes too. The pair wake to find themselves in North Korea. They are imprisoned, tortured and brainwashed for five years, never seeing one another.

Then they meet North Korea's murderous head of propaganda and next leader, Kim Jong-Il. He tells them they have a choice - go back to prison or make movies for him . . .

This is the true story of how the couple did as they were told - making a cult classic along the way - while secretly plotting a daring escape to the West.

'Thrilling, incredible.' Metro

'Extraordinary, gripping.' Financial Times

'Gripping, absurd, harrowing.' Esquire

'Bold, pacey. Reminds us that ludicrousness and brutality can thrive side-by-side.' Independent

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publication date: 03/03/2016
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780241970003
Publishing status: Active (web)
A Kim Jong-Il Production: Kidnap. Torture. Murder. Making Movies North Korean Style