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….

Directed by Rob Cannan and Ross Adam

90 minutes


‘INSANE STORY’

BuzzFeed
 

‘IT'S AN INCREDIBLE TALE’ 

BBC
 

‘THIS EYE-OPENING DOCUMENTARY BY ROBERT CANNAN AND ROSS ADAM CAPTURES A FASCINATING SLICE OF HISTORY’

The Telegraph
 

‘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’ 

The Hollywood Report
 

‘VIBRANT CINEMA’ 

Screen Daily