livin' large in north korea

Here's an article on the film Crossing the Line, Daniel Gordon's documentary on James Joseph Dresnok, an American deserter who has been living in North Korea since he defected in 1962: Deserter film offers glimpse of a life in N.Korea. The guy literally ran across a minefield to his new life, eventually becoming a star of North Korean cinema by depicting evil Americans in young Kim Jong-Il's propaganda movies. The film sounds pretty fascinating, rounding out Daniel Gordon's trilogy of films about North Korea. I saw his documentary Game of Their Lives a few years back, about North Korea's 1966 World Cup soccer team, and thought it was great. I found it, as well as A State of Mind, available on DVD here.

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