His wife kidnapped by a megalomaniacal communist dictator, Shin Sang-ok is forced to make films to satisfy his new master’s evil whim! But that’s not even the plot of this film… just the true story of how it was made:
"Kim Jong-il later confessed to me that the reason he kidnapped my wife first was because he wanted me to come and make films for him," Shin Sang-ok said. Kim Jong-il is film mad. Soon after the couple arrived in Pyongyang he took them for a private tour of his film library, which holds more than 15,000 movies. Keen to add to them, he placed $2.5m into an Austrian bank account and told Mr Shin that the money would be available for him to make "good" films. Read Full Story here via BBC
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