The Lovers & the Despot

The story of the South Korean actor, Choi Eun-hee, and her ex-husband and film director, Shin Sang-ok, who were individually kidnapped and reunited by dictator and film fan Kim Jong-il to force them to develop North Korea's film industry.


Domestic (58.1%)
Summary Details
DistributorMagnolia Pictures
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8 theaters
Running Time1 hr 38 min
GenresDocumentary Thriller
In Release100 days/14 weeks
Widest Release13 theaters
DateRankWeekend %± LW TheatersChange AvgTo DateWeekend
Sep 23-2563$14,925-8-$1,865$14,9251
Sep 30-Oct 260$14,495-2.9%13+5$1,115$37,1022
Oct 7-989$3,444-76.2%5-8$688$48,0713
Oct 14-16101$1,720-50.1%5-$344$51,3484
Oct 21-23113$1,010-41.3%2-3$505$53,4425
Oct 28-30103$1,001-0.9%3+1$333$55,1806