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Film Club: "The Lovers and the Despot"

Presented by Arena Theater at Arena Theater, Point Arena CA

Mar 13 2017
Film Club: "The Lovers and the Despot"

The story of a South Korean actor and a film director, who were individually kidnapped and reunited by dictator and film fan Kim Jong-il to force them to develop North Korea’s film industry.

Directors: Robert Cannan and Ross Adam
Rated: Not Rated
Runtime: 94 minutes
Language: Korean | Japanese | English with English subtitles

The film tells the story of young, ambitious South Korean filmmaker Shin Sang-ok and actress Choi Eun-hee, who met and fell in love in 1950s post-war Korea. In the 70s, after reaching the top of Korean society following a string of successful films, Choi was kidnapped in Hong Kong by North Korean agents and taken to meet Kim Jong-il. While searching for Choi,

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