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Author Fischer, Paul author.

Title A Kim Jong-Il production : the extraordinary true story of a kidnapped filmmaker, his star actress, and a young dictator's rise to power / Paul Fischer.

Publication Info. New York : Flatiron Books, 2015.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    791.4309 FIS    Available
Edition First edition.
Description x, 353 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Contents August, 1982 -- Reel one: a sense of destiny. A photograph on the blue house lawn ; Director Shin and Madame Choi ; Shrimp among whales ; A double rainbow over Mount Paekdu ; Kim Jong Il's first loves ; Fathers and sons ; Inside the Pyongyang picture show ; A three-second kiss ; Repulse bay -- Reel two: guests of the dear leader. The hermit kingdom ; Accused ; Musicals, movies, and ideological studies ; Taken ; The others ; Escape from Chestnut Valley ; Shin Sang-Ok died here ; The torture position ; Division 39 ; The hunger strike ; Director Shin is coming -- Intermission: the people's actress Woo in-Hee -- Reel three: produced by Kim Jong-Il. Together ; The tape recorder ; Lights, camera ; Out of the North ; Like a European movie ; The press conference ; Same bed, different dreams ; A full shooting schedule ; The rubber monster -- Vienna ; From Kim to Kim ; The stars and stripes -- 2013.
Summary "The astonishing true story of Kim Jong-Il's 1978 kidnapping of the golden couple of South Korean cinema, the propaganda movies they were forced to make, and their daring escape eight years later"--Dust jacket flap.
Subject Kim, Chŏng-il, 1942-2011
Sin, Sang-ok, 1926-2006 -- Kidnapping, 1978.
Ch'oe, Ŭn-hŭi, 1930- -- Kidnapping, 1978.
Motion pictures -- Korea (North) -- History -- 20th century.
Motion picture producers and directors -- Korea (South) -- Biography.
Actresses -- Korea (South) -- Biography
ISBN 9781250054265 (hbk.)
1250054265 (hbk.)

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