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The Lovers and The Despot (2016) (DVD) (Hong Kong Version) DVD Region 3

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One of the most bizarre real-life crime tales in film history, the story of South Korean actress Choi Eun Hee and director Shin Sang Ok's abduction by North Korea is retold in the highly acclaimed documentary The Lovers and the Despot. British filmmakers Robert Cannan and Ross Adam revisit the dreadful ordeal of the couple through archival news material and recordings, interviews and clips of their movies. The film had its world premiere at the 32nd Sundance Film Festival and was screened at the 66th Berlin International Film Festival.

In 1978, Choi Eun Hee was kidnapped in Hong Kong by North Korean agents and taken to meet the then North Korean leader Kim Jong Il. While searching for Choi, her ex-husband Shin Sang Ok was also abducted in the same year and imprisoned for five years. The two were forced to make films for North Korea before escaping to the U.S. embassy to seek asylum in 1986.

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Product Title: The Lovers and The Despot (2016) (DVD) (Hong Kong Version) 北韓騎劫夢工場 (2016) (DVD) (香港版) 北韩骑劫梦工场 (2016) (DVD) (香港版) The Lovers and The Despot (2016) (DVD) (Hong Kong Version) 연인과 독재자
Also known as: 情人與獨裁者 情人与独裁者
Artist Name(s): Choi Eun Hee | Shin Sang Ok 崔銀姬 | 申相玉 崔银姬 | 申相玉 チェ・ウニ | シン・サンオク 최 은희 | 신상옥
Director: Robert Cannan Robert Cannan Robert Cannan ロバート・カンナン Robert Cannan
Release Date: 2018-05-03
Language: Original Soundtrack
Subtitles: English, Traditional Chinese
Place of Origin: United Kingdom
Picture Format: NTSC What is it?
Sound Information: Dolby Digital 5.1
Disc Format(s): DVD
Region Code: 3 - South East Asia (including Hong Kong, S. Korea and Taiwan) What is it?
Publisher: Edko Films Ltd. (HK)
Package Weight: 100 (g)
Shipment Unit: 1 What is it?
YesAsia Catalog No.: 1066264866

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* Special Features:
- Photo Gallery
- Trailer

THE LOVERS AND THE DESPOT is a sensational thriller-romance documentary, which tells the story of South Korean film director Shin Sang-ok and actress Choi Eun-hee who are abducted to North Korea. They meet and fall in love in post-war Korea of the 1950s. One day Choi discovers Shin has been having an affair with a younger actress and hence divorces Shin. Following the collapse of their glamorous romance, they are kidnapped by movie-obsessed North Korean dictator Kim Jong-il in Hong Kong in 1978. Forced to make films in the world’s weirdest state, they get a second chance at love - but only one chance at escape. Movie enters Sundance Film Festival – Official Selection and Berlin Film Festival –Panorama Dokumente.
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