THE LOVERS AND THE DESPOT

Following the collapse of their glamorous romance, a celebrity director and an actress are kidnapped by movie-obsessed dictator Kim Jong-Il. Forced to make films in the world’s weirdest state, they get a second chance at love, but only one chance at escape….

BuzzFeed: "Insane story"

BBC: "It's an incredible tale"

The Telegraph: "This eye-opening documentary by Robert Cannan and Ross Adam captures a fascinating slice of history"

The Hollywood Report: "An alluring and informative documentary about the 1978 kidnapping of two of South Korea's most famous film-industry figures by North Korea's movie-crazy Kim Jong-il"

Screen Daily: "Vibrant Cinema"

Trailer available to view here: https://vimeo.com/user47496233/review/171375537/cff350b3cf


Directed by Rob Cannan and Ross Adam 

90 minutes