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The Lovers & the Despot

The Lovers & the Despot is a movie starring Eun-hie Choi, Paul Courtenay Hyu, and Sang-ok Shin. The story of the South Korean actor, Choi Eun-hee, and her ex-husband and film director, Shin Sang-ok, who were individually kidnapped...

Other Titles
Kochankowie i dyktator, Filmens fångar, Kim Dzsongil bemutatja, 将軍様、あなたのために映画を撮ります, Die Liebenden und der Diktator, Os Amantes e o Déspota
Running Time
1 hours 38 minutes
Quality
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres
Documentary, Thriller
Director
Ross Adam, Robert Cannan
Writer
Ross Adam, Robert Cannan
Actors
Sang-ok Shin, Paul Courtenay Hyu, Eun-hie Choi
Country
UK
Year
2016
Audio Languages
اللغة_العربية, English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Subtitles
اللغة_العربية, 日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

In 1970s South Korea, actor Choi Eun-hee and her ex-husband, film director Shin Sang-ok, were divorced, estranged and both struggling with stalled careers. Unfortunately, both their lives seemed changed forever when they were individually kidnapped in 1978 by their biggest fan, Kim Jong-il, despot of North Korea. With persuasion and brute force, the movie obsessed Kim planned to use them to develop the Hermit Kingdom's film industry and get it out of its mindless propaganda mentality. Through the words of Choi, their family, associates and US intelligence personnel, you will follow the story of the bizarre slavery of this couple even as they rediscovered their love and secretly gathered evidence of the dictator's crimes. All the while, they struggled to play along with the world's most dangerous film geek as they desperately planned their escape.

Comments about documentary «The Lovers & the Despot» (25)

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Madison Howell

I found this documentary to be very enlightening. It gives a lot of information about the situation in Iraq and why they were there. The Iraq War was a war for oil and the US Government was in on it. The documentary is well done and I believe it gives the truth. The US government was trying to take control of Iraq's oil and that's why the war started. I think it was very interesting to see how the war got started and who started it. The documentary also explains the various reasons why Saddam Hussein was so bad. The documentary is good and worth watching.

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Laura

A must watch for anyone who wants to know what is going on in Pakistan. I can't remember the last time I saw a documentary on this subject that was as thorough as this one. It is really, really important to understand the mindset of the people and the situation in Pakistan. It is not only a story about the Pakistani people, but also about the entire region of the Middle East and the rest of the world. The Pakistani government is still trying to hide what is happening and the truth is out there. The documentary, which was done in Arabic, was the only language that I could understand. There is no need for subtitles in the film. It was so detailed and so convincing that I could understand what was going on. I will definitely go to Pakistan to see the film.

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Gerald J.

It's the worst film of this year so far. I wish I could find the time to write a review, but I was seriously bored during it. I couldn't finish it. I think it's a disgrace to the whole of the human race to see such a thing. I really felt sorry for the people involved. I really hated it, it was so boring. The only thing that could have made it interesting is if the people involved had some kind of psychic powers. But even if that was the case, the film would still be boring. I really regret that I saw it. There are so many other films that I could have watched instead of watching this.

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Catherine Gardner

This documentary by Lee Fang is an amazing eye opener and could be an important documentary to those who believe that a person who is rich and powerful can be the most evil person ever. The documentary starts with some of the real criminals in the state of California, but there is a twist that gives the documentary a much bigger view, showing the man behind the crimes and the trials. This film is extremely important, and the people who make the documentary deserve a lot of credit. I hope they get the chance to do more documentaries.

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Deborah Warren

If you want to know what is going on in the world today and the conditions the people are in, this movie will give you a lot of information about that. The movie is extremely powerful, not only because of the information that it is giving us, but also because it shows us how dangerous the world is and how much can we really do about it. The movie is a must see, and is one of the most powerful documentaries that I have seen.

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Debra M.

I watched this documentary because I had been warned not to, and I'm glad I didn't listen. This documentary does a fantastic job of portraying the two worlds of the European underground music scene and the various characters involved. It was interesting to see how they were all connected, and how much they were all connected. I also enjoyed how they described how much of the music they made was inspired by the local scene in their country, which was really refreshing. I also appreciated how the documentary portrayed the people who supported the underground scene and the people who were involved in it. It was really interesting to see how much the music scene involved in Europe has changed since the documentary was made, and I am glad I found it. Overall, I would highly recommend this documentary.

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Marilyn G.

This is an excellent documentary, and should be seen by anyone who wants to understand the nature of the global elite, the global economy and the global society. I don't know why the title of the movie has been changed to the 'Lovers & the Despot'. It sounds like the movie is about a group of people, not a group of people, but I think that the title should be changed to reflect the nature of the subject. I'm not familiar with the history of the people mentioned in the title, but they are well known and their story is well known. The movie is also important for the media, the global elite and the media. If you are a journalist and want to understand how the media works, or if you are an investor or a politician, you should watch this movie.

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Pamela

This documentary is a must see. It highlights the horrific situation in which women are forced into prostitution, or forced into prostitution and then forced to become prostitutes themselves. I feel it is a must see. I would suggest that you should go to see this documentary. It is an important documentary that will make you think about how things have become so much worse. I hope this documentary will be able to help people in the United States, and also those around the world, to see that things have to change. I would like to thank the filmmakers for making this documentary and the producers and actors for making this documentary. I am sure that this documentary will go down as a standard for documentary makers in the future.

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Michael W.

A bit like the film "Fahrenheit 911", this documentary aims to illustrate the origins of current events and the consequences of that. The emphasis is not on one side, but on the consequences. The fact that the film is so blunt and clear about what happened is the best thing about it. It does not attempt to go into the reasons for the events, but just points out the consequences of that. This is a good thing, because there is not a lot of documentary material that is that precise. I would have liked it more if the film was more precise in its analysis. It could have been a bit more comprehensive, but that would not have made it any more engaging. The editing was very good, and I can only give this a ten because of that. It was not the greatest film I have ever seen, but it was a good one, and a very good one at that. I would recommend this film to anyone who likes documentaries. It was a good watch.

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Adam R.

I am a huge fan of art and I saw this movie with my friend and we both agreed that this movie is the best documentary I have seen in a long time. We love the concept of a documentary about the people of the USA, but we can't say we didn't enjoy this movie. We are in the same boat with the people in the movie. We love the freedom and the ability to express ourselves. We love the people of the movie and we are trying to find out the truth about this country and the people who lived and worked there. This documentary has really moved us and we are praying that it gets to the people who made it. We are also trying to find out if there is anyone in the USA who has seen this documentary and is willing to share what they have learned. I would love to be able to say this is the best documentary I have ever seen, but this movie is really good and I am hoping it gets to the people who made it.

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Billy S.

It is true that the movie is not for everybody. but it is the one that should be seen by everyone. What makes this movie a masterpiece is the way it reveals the truth behind the entire story. I have been very impressed with all the director's works in the past and I can say that I have never been disappointed in any of his movies. In fact I would say that this is the best movie I have ever seen in my life. It's a very important film that needs to be seen by all and everyone. It is the most powerful film that I have ever seen in my life and I have been watching movies for more than 30 years. I have no doubt that this is one of the most important films ever made in the history of the world and it will remain that way. So if you have not seen this film yet, watch it. If you have already seen it, I suggest you to watch it again. And if you have never seen it, watch it again. And if you haven't seen it, watch it again. But then again, I have never seen this film. I have been watching the films of our time and this is the first film that I have ever seen that I have not seen before.

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Austin

This film is absolutely brilliant. I love this film, the way it was made and how it was presented. It's so well done and the way that it was presented. The music and lyrics are so amazing and the way that the film was presented made me so interested in the film. It's a fantastic film, and I recommend it to everyone. The film is definitely a "must watch" for everyone. If you love the music of Nirvana, you'll love this film. I personally think that Nirvana's music is really great, and I think that this film is very interesting. I think that everyone should watch this film. It's great and you should watch it.

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Angela W.

The film is a must see for anyone who's ever had an affair. The films very realistic and the effect it has on the people involved, it's even more powerful when you watch it again and again. You can't help but feel embarrassed for those involved, and you wonder what the hell you did to deserve this. But there is also a message that you can take from the film and that is "People are generally good and shouldn't be mistreated".

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Benjamin R.

I am an American from the early 50's and have always wondered what it would be like to live in Russia during the tumultuous years of the Soviet Union. As a result, I have been interested in the lives of those living in the former USSR. This documentary, like a book, gives a complete and accurate account of the problems faced by those living in the former USSR. I am sure that many people will not want to watch this documentary, but I think that those who have an interest in this subject should do so. This documentary is a must-see for any American who has ever felt the agony of living under communism. It is also a must-see for anyone who has ever lived in the former USSR.

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Justin Burton

I didn't know the true story of the Bolshevik Revolution and what happened to the Russian people after the revolution. I thought it was a boring documentary. Then I saw the film "The Lovers & the Despot" and I was amazed. The film was filmed in 2000 and shows the life of some of the people in Russia during the communist era. The film shows how people who were educated in Soviet Russia had to take the steps to survive and how they got to love the people and the country. I love how the film was shot and the way the film was put together. It was so real. I thought the film was so moving and I love how the film was made. The film was great and I hope the film does well. It was an amazing film. I highly recommend it to everyone.

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Patrick Curtis

This is the best documentary I have ever seen. It's so real and the way it's done, that you feel like you are a part of it. This documentary is not about how corrupt the system is, or what the people think, it's about the people themselves, about the reality that exists in the world, and it's so powerful that it is truly a great documentary. It's not about the people who are corrupt, or what they are doing, it's about the people, the reality of it, and it's a documentary that should be watched by everyone.

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Adam

I'm surprised that this film has been overlooked by most reviewers. While it is true that some of the facts and opinions expressed in this documentary are somewhat "out there" and even controversial, I think the film is very well done. The way that it does an excellent job of presenting the facts, without any bias, is also a great accomplishment. The film also covers a number of important issues, such as the Saudi-American relationship and the practice of "snuff" movies, which I will not go into here. I think the main reason that this film has been overlooked is that it has been overshadowed by the much more sensationalized and "overhyped" "The Innocence of Muslims". I think that this film is worth seeing. I'm going to give it a 9 out of 10, just because I think it's not the best film of the year, but it is a very well done documentary. I think that the film is a great way to learn about the events surrounding 9/11 and that it is well done.

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Aaron Kennedy

This documentary was so well done, it was very informative, but it also had it's moments of comedy and even a bit of drama. The actors were all amazing, as well as the sound design. It is a shame that this film was never released, but it could have been a great documentary on the corruption of our government. It could have been even more interesting, if we could have seen the interviews of the people that worked for the CIA, the White House, and the State Department. It would have been very interesting to see how they could have been influenced by the CIA and then say, "Hey, look, I was in the CIA, too." I would recommend this film to anyone, especially to people that are interested in American politics and the way things have been run in the United States. I think it is a great idea to make a movie about how our government is run, and how they have been affected by the American people. I am a conservative, but I do not like the way they have been run by our government.

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Peter

This film is one of the most well made documentaries I have ever seen. It is about the aftermath of the events of 9/11, and how the people in the United States reacted to the events. It is a very interesting look at how people in the US reacted to the events. The film is a must see for anyone interested in the events of 9/11. I would highly recommend this film to anyone who is interested in the events of 9/11. It is very well made, and very informative.

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Amy Schmidt

This film is a true snapshot of the current situation in Syria, highlighting the lives of many who have lost family and friends, while living a nightmare. The theme of the film is the history of the Arab-Israeli conflict, and the current situation in Syria, as witnessed by ordinary people and their families. It is a powerful documentary that should be seen by everyone who cares about the Middle East. This film is a must see for anyone interested in the Syrian conflict, and the lives of ordinary Syrian people.

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Evelyn

I loved this film, and I felt that I learned something new about the fall of the Soviet Union. The way the Russians are portrayed as a loving family of "beautiful" people, who have a great love for each other and are willing to sacrifice for each other. I thought the film was very well done, and I loved that the film included what is known as "It's a big world" and that the film did not leave out any of the facts. The movie had a very good message and was informative. I also thought that the film was very realistic and that the people who were portrayed as being "cheaters" and "stupid" were very realistic. I felt that the film was very powerful and very well made. I would highly recommend this film.

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Richard

I was able to see this film at the Edinburgh International Film Festival in March. I was not expecting much, and was not disappointed. The film was very well-written, and the actors did an excellent job. The film is about a man who has become a dictator, and the people who are trying to change his ways. This film is not for the faint of heart, as it contains a lot of graphic and disturbing images. I highly recommend this film to anyone who likes a good film.

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Jeremy K.

This is a very powerful documentary. It is a must see for anyone who is looking for an accurate account of the Iran hostage crisis. I'm sure that everyone who has watched this film will agree that the story is a very difficult one to follow. The first part of the film is a series of interviews with the families of the hostages. The interviews are very difficult to follow, but the second half of the film is very clear and very important. The film is very well edited, and the film is very well done. It is a very powerful documentary and I recommend it to anyone who wants to know more about the events in Iran.

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Joshua W.

This is a fascinating documentary about the progress of the military industrial complex and the dangerous relationship between the U.S. and Iran. The Iranian people are largely responsible for this propaganda. In many ways, the government is a "lovers and the despot." In fact, it was the Iranian people who were the biggest victims of this propaganda campaign. The reality is that the U.S. government is actually one of the largest arms dealers in the world. They have sold weapons to the country of Saudi Arabia and to a number of other countries. These sales are primarily in the Middle East. These sales also include military technology and components to other countries. In other words, the U.S. has sold weapons to Iran for decades. This is one of the most important documentaries I have ever seen. I don't think you will be disappointed. The film is extremely well done and the facts are well documented. It is highly recommended viewing. This is not a movie to be taken lightly.

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Emily Ortiz

This documentary is a must see for everyone. I saw it at a film festival in Australia, and it was the most powerful and profound documentary I've ever seen. It's so powerful that I think it should be shown in schools. It's a must see for all of us.