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A British documentary about US Army defector James Dresnok currently living in North Korea after having defected during the 60s.

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James Dresnok ...
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Kim Il-Sung ...
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A British documentary about US Army defector James Dresnok currently living in North Korea after having defected during the 60s.

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$2,605 (USA) (10 August 2007)

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$8,733 (USA) (19 October 2007)
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[Dresnok and a friend converse while fishing]
Fisherman: If you only have sons, they must get into a lot of mischief.
James Dresnok: Oh, don't even talk about it. They're like cats and dogs!
[they laugh]
Fisherman: Where does the twenty-two year old go?
James Dresnok: The Foreign Studies Institute.
Fisherman: What language is he learning?
James Dresnok: English.
Fisherman: [pause] You don't seem to enjoy fishing.
James Dresnok: Oh, well... I don't know. If not... this is just to pass the time.
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Pfc James Dresnok, Fascinating Account of his Life after Defecting to North Korea
30 January 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

'Crossing the Line' is a brilliant documentary of the life of Pfc James Dresnok since he defected as a young US soldier to North Korea in the mid-Sixties. He is said to be the only such living defector left in that country today. The two British men who made this film, it seems, were only given permission to do so as they had previously made a popular film about the North Korean football (i.e. soccer) team who as tremendous underdogs beat the mighty Italian team in the late stages of the 1966 World Cup. This documentary provides a fascinating portrait of James Dresnok's unique life. Whilst doing so, it allows the viewer to see a little of what is life in North Korea. I strongly recommend that others buy this DVD.


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