Watch The Lovers and the Despot (2016) : Movies Online Hong Kong, 1978. South Korean actress Choi Eun-hee is kidnapped by North Korean operatives following orders from dictator Kim Jong-il. Her ex-husband, film director Shin Sang-ok, undertakes her search, but soon after he is kidnapped as well. In 1983, after living through years of tribulations, Kim Jong-il puts them in charge of the North Korean film industry in the hope of gaining international recognition.
Paul Courtenay Hyu, Yuna Shin, Choi Eun-hee, Michael Yi, Shin Jeong-kyun, Shin Myung-yim, Choi Kyung-ok, Iain T. A. Hall, Pierre Rissient, Lee Jang-ho, David Straub
movie business, 1970s, kidnapping, dictatorship, hong kong, docudrama, ex-husband ex-wife relationship, communism, communist propaganda, 1980s, portrait of a filmmaker, cinema on cinema, north korea, inter-korean relations,