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‘The Lovers And The Despot’ — Playlist Exclusive Clip

In the aftermath of the Korean War, ambitious young film director Shin Sang-ok and leading actress Choi Eun-hee enter into a glamorous romance and rise to the top of South Korean society. But their movie-world idyll is shattered after Shin has a scandalous affair and they divorce. Then their lives take a bizarre turn. Choi is kidnapped by film-loving despot-in-training Kim Jong-il, who imprisons her in his summerhouse. Shin desperately searches for his ex-wife, but is abducted and thrown into a North Korean concentration camp. Kept apart for years, they are finally reunited by Kim, who declares them his own filmmakers. Having rekindled their love for each other, they now plan their escape…

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