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Crossing the Line

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Synopsis

In 1962, a U.S. soldier sent to guard the peace in South Korea deserted his unit, walked across the most heavily fortified area on earth and defected to the Cold War enemy, the communist state of North Korea. He became a coveted star of the North Korean propaganda machine, but then disappeared from the face of the known world. He later found fame acting in North Korean films, typecast as the evil American. He uses Korean as his daily language. He has three sons from two wives. He has lived in North Korea twice as long as he has in America. At one time, there were four Americans living in North Korea. Today, just one remains. Now, after 45 years, the story of Comrade Joe, the last American defector in North Korea, is told for the first time.

Details

Year
2007
Type of film
Features
Running Time
90 mins
Format
HD
Director
Daniel Gordon
Producer
Nicholas Bonner
Co-Producer
Nicholas Bonner
Editor
Peter Haddon
Director of Photography
Nick Bennett
Sound
Stevie Heywood
Music
Craig Armstrong, Sister Bliss, Heather Fenoughty
Principal Cast
Christian Slater (narrator)

Genre

Production Company

VeryMuchSo Productions
8 Stretton Road
Sheffield
S11 8UQ
UK

T +44 114 266 7050

Sales
Company

Paul Yi
E Pictures
1824 San Jacinto Street
Los Angeles
CA 90026
USA

T +1 323 284 5076
F +1 323 417 5052

crossingthelinedoc@gmail.com