National Geographic Explorer: Season 21, Episode 14

Inside North Korea (27 Feb. 2007)

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Posing as a medical coordinator, Lisa Ling gains access to North Korea offering viewers a chance to see inside the "Hermit Kingdom".

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Episode credited cast:
Michael Breen ...
Himself - Author, 'The Koreans'
Brian Green ...
Himself
Kim Il-Sung ...
Himself (archive footage) (as Il Sung Kim)
Kim Jong-il ...
Himself (archive footage) (as Jong-il Kim)
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Correspondent
Ahn Myong ...
Himself - Former North Korean Prison Guard
Sanduk Ruit ...
Himself - Eye Surgeon (as Dr. Sanduk Ruit)
Joo Sung Il ...
Himself - North Korean Defector
John W. Towers ...
Himself (as Colonel John W. Towers)
Norbert Vollertsen ...
Himself - Human Rights Activist
Chun Ki Won ...
Himself - Pastor, Human Rights Activist
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Posing as a medical coordinator, Lisa Ling gains access to North Korea offering viewers a chance to see inside the "Hermit Kingdom".

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ruled by fear
27 December 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Although a lot has been written about North Korea seeing it in action engraves itself on your mind.

This is apparently a country where if you even look wrong at someone you are courting with life imprisonment of your whole family and death.

Of particular interest were the "minders" who were hostile bullies for the dumbest things...lying on the ground to take a picture (disrespectful!).

The scenes of the starving children were the most horrible... imagine what great meals those in the prison camps get.

This country is a psychotic nightmare in living color.

The Dear Leaders will hopefully get exactly what they deserve.


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