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North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-il is a fanatical cinephile whom is said to have a library of 15,000 films, and for years he has directed his own propaganda movies. He was behind the seizure of a leading South Korean film director and his wife in 1978, “re-educating” him in prison and camps for five years before telling him to get on with more movies, although the couple later escaped during a trip to Vienna in 1986.

David Batty