A Kim Jong-Il Production

A Kim Jong-Il Production

The Extraordinary True Story of A Kidnapped Filmmaker, His Star Actress, and A Young Dictator's Rise to Power

Downloadable Audiobook - 2015 | Unabridged
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Before becoming the world's most notorious dictator, Kim Jong-Il ran North Korea's Ministry for Propaganda and its film studios. Conceiving every movie made, he acted as producer and screenwriter. Despite this control, he was underwhelmed by the available talent and took drastic steps, ordering the kidnapping of Choi Eun-Hee (Madam Choi) -- South Korea's most famous actress -- and her ex-husband Shin Sang-Ok, the country's most famous filmmaker.
Publisher: New York : Random House Audio, 2015
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781101913208
Characteristics: 1 online resource (10 audio files) : digital
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Additional Contributors: Park, Stephen 1951-
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Aug 01, 2015

Gripping. It's difficult to imagine that some parts are not exaggerated (and there is no way to know; they are based on first person accounts without much corroboration), but even if half is true, it's an amazing, and ultimately sad story. I found myself thinking that Shin Sang-Ok might actually have been happier if he hadn't escaped, which is hard to imagine, and something he certainly couldn't and wouldn't have imagined.

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