Before becoming the world's most notorious dictator, Kim Jong-Il ran North Korea's Ministry for Propaganda and its film studios. Conceiving every movie made, he acted as producer and screenwriter. Despite this control, he was underwhelmed by the available talent and took drastic steps, ordering the kidnapping of Choi Eun-Hee (Madam Choi) - South Korea's most famous actress - and her ex-husband Shin Sang-Ok, the country's most famous filmmaker.
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Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of A Kim Jong-Il Production by Paul Fischer, read by Stephen Park. Before becoming the world's most notorious dictator, Kim Jong-Il ran North Korea's film industry. He directed every film made in the country but knew they were nothing compared to Hollywood.
Det celebre stjernepar Shin Sang-Ok og Choi Eun-Hee var forsidestof i efterkrigstidens Sydkorea. Forelskelsen, aegteskabet og skilsmissen mellem den store filminstruktør og den smukke skuespillerinde var en god historie, og hele befolkningen laeste med. Det gjorde Kim Jong-Il også i Nordkorea.