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THE LOVERS AND THE DESPOT

Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema

From the royal palace in Pyongyang comes a story so bizarre it could only be true. Acclaimed filmmaker Shin Sang-ok and glamorous actress Choi Eun-hee were the hottest couple of ‘70s South Korea—but only after their romance was over did their collaborations receive unlimited resources. The catch? Both were kidnapped by their biggest fan: North Korean dictator Kim Jong-il. Enduring torture and imprisonment, their love is rekindled and they realize escape is only possible through filmmaking. Incredible archival footage and clandestine audio recordings of Jong-il create a chilling yet fascinating glimpse into what happens when art, love and megalomania collide.

FRI, SEPT 30–OCT 6, select dates & times

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September 30, 2016 6:30pm to October 6, 2016 9:30pm
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