A Kim Jong-Il Production: The Extraordinary True Story of a by Paul Fischer

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By Paul Fischer

Earlier than turning into the world's such a lot infamous dictator, Kim Jong-Il ran North Korea's Ministry for Propaganda and its movie studios. Conceiving each motion picture made, he acted as manufacturer and screenwriter. regardless of this regulate, he was once underwhelmed via the on hand expertise and took drastic steps, ordering the abduction of Choi Eun-Hee (Madam Choi)—South Korea's most renowned actress—and her ex-husband Shin Sang-Ok, the country's most famed filmmaker.Madam Choi vanished first. whilst Shin went to Hong Kong to enquire, he was once attacked and awakened wrapped in plastic sheeting aboard a boat certain for North Korea. Madam Choi lived in remoted luxurious, allowed in basic terms to wait the valuable Leader's dinner events. Shin, in the meantime, attempted to flee, was once despatched to felony camp, and "re-educated." After 4 years he cracked, pledging loyalty. Reunited with Choi on the first celebration he attends, it truly is introduced that the couple will remarry and act because the expensive Leader's movie advisors. jointly they made seven motion pictures, within the technique gaining Kim Jong-Il's belief. whereas pretending to analyze a movie in Vienna, they flee to the U.S. embassy and are swept to safety.A nonfiction mystery choked with pressure, ardour, and politics, writer Paul Fischer's A Kim Jong-Il Production bargains an extraordinary glimpse right into a secretive international, illuminating a desirable bankruptcy of North Korea's historical past that is helping clarify the way it turned the hermetically sealed, intensely stage-managed kingdom it is still this present day.

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