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Kim Jong Il: 'The Dictator's Cut' - Hannah Streck

Hannah Streck is a psychology graduate having studied at the University of Glasgow, she is currently a Masters student at The London School of Economics and Political Science and is a keen follower of various podcasts. 1,076 more words

Cinema

Book review: ‘A Kim Jong-Il Producton,’ on filmmaking under duress, by Paul Fischer

Imagine you’re a film producer who’s developing a new movie to be based — like your Oscar-winning “The Last Emperor” (1987) — on a true story.  1,058 more words

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A Hong Kong kidnap: how Kim Jong-il had South Korea's top actress abducted from Repulse Bay

A recent book tells the extraordinary story of the kidnapping in Repulse Bay, Hong Kong, of film star Choi Eun-hee and director Shin Sang-ok on the orders of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-il. 2,061 more words

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BookDrunk: About That Time Kim Jong-Il Kidnapped The Producer Of 'Three Ninjas'

Anyone who’s read just about anything about North Korea probably knows that former leader Kim Jong-Il was a film fanatic. He wrote books about film and had a personal library of… 10,604 more words

Film Drunk

'A Kim Jong-Il Production' Is an Incredible True Story About North Korea and Film

In December 2014, the imminent release of Seth Rogen and James Franco’s idiots-take-North Korea comedy The Interview set off both the Sony Pictures hacking scandal and the terrorist threat that any theaters showing the film would be attacked: “The world will be full of fear,” the hackers wrote. 760 more words

Books

MONSTER MOVIES FROM HELL | KIM JONG-IL BECOMES A PRODUCER 1985

North Korean dictator Kim Jong-il may long remain an enigma wrapped in a zip-suit. But there was one blaring passion on the khaki sleeve. He loved films. 1,429 more words

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