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The Lovers and the Despot

Thursday, September 23, 2021
Show | 5:10pm
Rated: Not Rated In Korean, Japanese and English with English subtitles Run time: 1hr 30min Documentary THE LOVERS AND THE DESPOT tells the story of young, ambitious South Korean filmmaker Shin Sang-ok and actress Choi Eun-hee, who met and fell in love in 1950s post-war Korea. In the 70s, after reaching the top of Korean society following a string of successful films, Choi was kidnapped in Hong Kong by North Korean agents and taken to meet Kim Jong-il. While searching for Choi, Shin also was kidnapped, and following five years of imprisonment, the couple was reunited in North Korea by the movie — obsessed Kim, who declared them his personal filmmakers. Choi and Shin planned their escape, but not before producing 17 feature films for the dictator and gaining his trust in the process. (magpictures.com) trailer-artwork Will call tickets may be picked up at The Cary Box Office beginning one hour prior to the movie.