244 - The Abduction of Shin Sang-ok and Choi Eun-hee

In 1978, Kim Jong-il ordered his agents to abduct South Korean director Shin Sang-ok and his ex-wife actor Choi Eun-hee and forced them to make films for North Korea. The couple played along for years, making movies under the watchful eye of the terrifying regime, patiently waiting until everything was in place for their escape... This week we are lucky enough to be joined by special guest Jackson Baly from Sanspants Radio.


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REFERENCES AND FURTHER READING:


The Lovers And The Despot, 2016, Directed by Robert Cannan and Ross Adam


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John Gorenfeld's Guardian article:

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