The Lovers and the Despot

  • Mon Sept 26
    7:00
The Lovers and the Despot

introduced by film scholar Miseong Woo (Yonsei University), East Asia Program’s Distinguished Visiting Professorship in Korean Studies

director:
Ross Adam, Robert Cannan
cast:
Paul Courtenay Hyu

This “coolly gripping documentary account of one of the more bizarre true-crime stories ever to emerge from the film world” (Variety) documents the kidnapping of a famed South Korean director along with his glamorous actress muse and ex-lover by their top fan, North Korea’s leader Kim Jung-Il, who puts them to work making movies for him.

website: tigerlilyproductions.com/theloversandthedespot

Ithaca Premiere
format
DCP color
runtime
1 hour 34 minutes
release year/country
2016 USA
subtitled