Item Details

Crossing the Line [videorecording]

British Broadcasting Corporation ; Dongoong Arts Center ; VeryMuchSo Productions ; produced by Daniel Gordon and Nicholas Bonner ; directed by Daniel Gordon
Format
Video; DVD
Summary
James Joseph Dresnok, a US Army private, stunned the world in 1962 by walking across the violently contested DMZ that cuts Korea in two and defected to the communist North. Combines historical footage with contemporary interviews to both uncover the Kim-Jong II regime and end 44 years of secrecy and rumor by allowing Dresnok to tell his own story.
Director
Daniel Gordon
Performers
Featuring: James Dresnok, Charles Robert Jenkins ; narrated by Christian Slater.
Release Date
2006
Run Time
91 min.
Language
In English and Korean with optional English subtitles
Rating
Not rated
Notes
  • Originally released as a documentary in 2006.
  • Special features: An interview with director Daniel Gordon; stills gallery.
Contents
  • The Cold War
  • Humble origins
  • The DMZ
  • Defection
  • Not alone
  • Second thoughts
  • Nameless heroes
  • A family portrait
  • Jenkins
  • Conscience
  • Sacrifices.
Credits
Director of photography, Nick Bennett ; editing, Peter Haddon ; original music, Heather Fenoughty.
Published
New York : Kino International, c2007.
Publisher no.
K541 Kino International
Description
1 videodisc (91 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD, widescreen (1.85:1, letterbox, enhanced) presentation, NTSC.
Technical Details
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