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The Lovers and the Despot Tells a Bizarre-but-True Story of Love, Kidnapping, and Kim Jong-il's Movie Obsession

The Lovers and the Despot Tells a Bizarre-but-True Story of Love, Kidnapping, and Kim Jong-il's Movie Obsession by Kathleen Richards T he documentary The Lovers and the Despot recounts one of the strangest chapters in the ongoing war between North and South Korea: the 1978 kidnapping of beloved South Korean actress Choi Eun-hee and her ex-husband filmmaker, Shin Sang-ok, by North Korean agents.
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