South Korea All the Makings of a Great Movie

Two thespians survive exile to tell a tangled tale of intrigue

The story would make a remarkable screenplay. A famous movie director and his popular actress wife are abducted in Hong Kong by thugs working for a dictator's son, who wants the stars to add some luster to his own film productions. They refuse to help him and are locked up for five years. Finally, they concoct an escape plan that calls for them to play the role of their lives. They agree to make the dictator's propaganda films, but then at the first opportunity they escape to the West through Vienna with $2.3 million of the dictator's money.

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