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]

Audiobook CD - 2015
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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. Despite having ultimate control, he was underwhelmed by the pool of talent available to him and in 1978 took drastic steps, ordering his agents to kidnap Choi Eun-Hee (Madame Choi)--South Korea's most famous actress--and her ex-husband Shin Sang-Ok, the country's most famous filmmaker"--Container.
Publisher: New York, New York : Random House Audio ; [Westminster, Maryland] : Books on Tape, [2015]
Copyright Date: ℗2015
ISBN: 9781101913185
1101913185
Branch Call Number: CD 791.43095 F524K 2015
Characteristics: 10 audio discs (12 1/2 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in
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Additional Contributors: Park, Stephen 1951-

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JudithE
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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