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If there was ever a ‘truth is stranger than fiction’ tale, this is it. In 1978, South Korean actress Choi Eun-hee was kidnapped on the orders of Kim Jong-il and taken to North Korea.

When Choi’s ex-husband, film producer Shin Sang-ok, went looking for her, he was also kidnapped – and the golden couple of Korean cinema ended up making films for the North Korean leader, who wanted them to revive his country’s film industry. Eight years after Choi’s abduction, the pair escaped…

This unsettling Storyville uses interviews with Choi, film critics, police and government officials, as well as ingeniously utilised clips of Shin’s films, to tell their story.