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