Directed by Robert Cannan and Ross Adam
Written by Robert Cannan, Ross Adam, and Jim Hession
Produced by Robert Cannan, Ross Adam, and Natasha Dack Ojumu
Official Selection: Sundance Film Festival 2016; Edinburgh International Film Festival 2016.
In Theaters, On Demand, Amazon Video, and iTunes on Friday, September 23rd, 2016.
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.
This film noir of the most twisted order is meticulously crafted with an analog-loving sensibility, offering incredible archive footage of the era that even includes rare clandestine audio recordings of Jong-il discussing his plot for a cinematic paradise. The tapes deliver a chilling yet fascinating glimpse into the psychology of the North Korean dictatorship and what happens when art, love, and megalomania collide.
Provided courtesy of Magnolia Pictures. Not rated. Running time: 98 minutes.
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