The Lovers and the Despot
They were the Brangelina of '70s South Korea-the romance between the debonair film director Shin Sang Ok and glamorous actress Choi Eun Hee took them to the heights of South Korean society. Fame took a toll on their love, but it also attracted unbelievable twists of fate.
The two find themselves kidnapped by the North Korean regime, and they are forced to play along with a bizarre filmmaking project led by superfan cinephile Kim Jong Il.
Enduring torture, imprisonment, and surveillance, their romance is rekindled, and they realize escape is only possible through filmmaking-but the smallest mistake in their plans could cost them their lives.
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