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Crossing the Line (2006)

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

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Credited cast:
Damion Cruzz ...
Juan
Bruce Cumings ...
Himself
James Joseph Dresnok ...
Himself (as James Dresnok)
Kim Il-Sung ...
Himself (archive footage) (as Il Sung Kim)
Charles Robert Jenkins ...
Himself
Siham Shrieteh ...
Herself (Parrish's wife)
...
Narrator (voice)
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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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A Bizarre Defection
21 January 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A British documentary about US Army defector James Joseph Dresnok (born 1941) currently living in North Korea after having defected during the 60s.

This is a very strange story. Americans defecting to Nazi Germany is strange, but somewhat understandable. Americans sympathizing with terrorists and moving to Afghanistan is hard to understand, but it makes sense on a certain level. This one is stranger still... defecting to a country that not only speaks a foreign tongue and has different views, but restricts freedom? Who purposely wants to live in a prison? And the man does not comes across as mistreated or brainwashed in any way. Clearly something very odd happened, and he may not be completely truthful (the tale of his first wife being a kidnap victim is a story in itself)... who is James Dresnok?


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