Crossing the Line (2007)

Crossing the Line
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 1hr 31mins.
Genres Foreign, Documentary, Biopic
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Peter Haddon Editor n/a 172 7000001
Nick Bennett Cinematographer n/a 402 6000001
Sister Bliss Music n/a 120781 8000001
Heather Fenoughty Music n/a 120781 8000002
Stephen Haywood Sound n/a 120816 14000001
Craig Armstrong Original Music Music 120838 8000003
Richard Klein Executive Producer n/a 174 3000004
John Battsek Executive Producer n/a 174 3000003
Christian Slater Actor Narrator 1 1000003
Charles Robert Jenkins Actor Himself 1 1000002
Daniel Gordon Director n/a 2 2000001
Daniel Gordon Producer n/a 3 3000001
Nicholas Bonner Producer n/a 3 3000002
James Dresnok Actor Himself 1 1000001
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 an 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.