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AFP: US soldier who defected to North Korea tells story in new movie

AFP: US soldier who defected to North Korea tells story in new movie

A US soldier who defected to communist North Korea more than 40 years ago will finally get to tell his story to the world in an upcoming film, executives said. “Crossing the Line” covers the stories of four US army defectors to the North, including the last one known to be still in Pyongyang — Private First Class James Joseph Dresnok. It will have its world premiere at South Korea’s Pusan International Film Festival next month. Dresnok crossed the heavily fortified border from South Korea to the North in August 1962 at age 21. “Crossing the Line” co-producer Nicholas Bonner and producer/director Daniel Gordon interviewed Dresnok several times in Pyongyang, said executive producer Paul Yi. Agence France Presse reports.

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