The Lovers & the Despot

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The Lovers and the Despot is a 2016 British documentary film written and directed by Robert Cannan and Ross Adam, about the 1978 abduction of South Korean actor Choi Eun-hee, and film director Shin Sang-ok, by Kim Jong-il of North Korea. read more
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The Lovers and the Despot is a 2016 British documentary film written and directed by Robert Cannan and Ross Adam, about the 1978 abduction of South Korean actor Choi Eun-hee, and film director Shin Sang-ok, by Kim Jong-il of North Korea. It was pitched at Sheffield Doc/Fest's 2014 MeetMarket.

Original Release

09/22/2016

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Cast

Paul Courtenay Hyu Shin Sang-ok
Eun-hie Choi Herself
Sang-ok Shin Himself (voice)
Pierre Rissient Himself (Film Critic)
Jong-il Kim Himself (archive footage)
Il-Sung Kim Himself (archive footage)
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Robert Cannan, Ross Adam

Writers

Ross Adam, Robert Cannan

Cast

Paul Courtenay Hyu Shin Sang-ok
Eun-hie Choi Herself
Sang-ok Shin Himself (voice)
Pierre Rissient Himself (Film Critic)
Jong-il Kim Himself (archive footage)
Il-Sung Kim Himself (archive footage)

Producers

Sheryl Crown Executive Producer
Lizzie Francke Executive Producer
Nick Fraser Executive Producer
Richard Holmes Executive Producer
Cristina Ljungberg Executive Producer
Maggie Monteith Executive Producer
Victoria Steventon Executive Producer
Kate Townsend Executive Producer
Sandra Whipham Executive Producer
Ross Adam Producer
Robert Cannan Producer
Natasha Dack Producer
Sophia Shek Producer
Femke Wolting Producer

Editors

Jim Hession

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