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

Premier Sundance Film Festival 2016.

Available to view on NETFLIX


‘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