The Lovers and the Despot

2016
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The Lovers And The Despot
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The Lovers and the Despot
Magnolia Pictures | Release Date: September 23, 2016 | Unrated
Summary: The romance between the debonair film director Shin Sang-ok and glamorous actress Choi Eun-hee took them to the heights of South Korean society. Fame took a toll on their love, but it also attracted unbelievable twists of fate. The two find themselves kidnapped by the North Korean regime, and they are forced to play along with a bizarreThe romance between the debonair film director Shin Sang-ok and glamorous actress Choi Eun-hee took them to the heights of South Korean society. Fame took a toll on their love, but it also attracted unbelievable twists of fate. The two find themselves kidnapped by the North Korean regime, and they are forced to play along with a bizarre filmmaking project led by superfan cinephile Kim Jong-il. Enduring torture, imprisonment, and surveillance, their romance is rekindled, and they realize escape is only possible through filmmaking—but the smallest mistake in their plans could cost them their lives. [Magnolia Pictures] Expand
Director: Robert Cannan and Ross Adam
Genre(s): Thriller, Documentary
Rating: Unrated
Runtime: 98 min
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