CROSSING THE LINE

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CROSSING THE LINE

Daniel Gordon
GB/Nordkorea, 2006
Documentaries, 90min, OmeU

CROSSING THE LINE

Daniel Gordon
GB/Nordkorea, 2006
Documentaries, 90min, OmeU

Cast: 
Stimme
Christian Slater
Screenplay: 
Daniel Gordon
Sound: 
Steve Haywood
Camera: 
Nick Bennet
Editor: 
Peter Haddon
Composer: 
Craig Amstrong
Sister Bliss
Heather Fenoughty

Production: 
VeryMuchSo Productions 8 Stretton Road Sheffield, S11 8UQ, Großbritannien T 114 266 7050 info@verymuchso.co.uk
World Sales: 
E Pictures 1824 San Jacinto Street Los Angeles, CA 90026, USA T 323 284 5076 yipaul@gmail.com
Format: 
Video (Digi Beta)
Color and Black/White

In 1962, Private James Dresnok, a 19-year-old American border guard in South Korea, deserted the U.S. Army by crossing over into communist North Korea. As one of only four American soldiers, who defected to North Korea during the height of the Cold War, he was noticeably a stranger in a strange land. Although Dresnok was unsure about his future in the highly secretive communist country, the North Korean government found they could use his unusual circumstances in their propaganda campaign against the United States. Daniel Gordon skillfully counterpoints Dresnok's own testimony against stark archival footage of the People's Republic, and presents the unprecedented and complex story of a man, who left the native country he felt unconnected to and found himself living in an alien nation he came to consider home. (Lisa Viola)