MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 6,609 this week

Camp 14: Total Control Zone (2012)

7.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.5/10 from 598 users  
Reviews: 6 user | 29 critic

Shin Dong-Huyk was born on November 19, 1983 as a political prisoner in a North Korean re-education camp. He was a child of two prisoners who had been married by order of the wardens. He ... See full summary »

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 490 titles
created 22 Aug 2011
 
a list of 25 titles
created 12 Oct 2012
 
a list of 31 titles
created 14 Oct 2012
 
a list of 36 titles
created 24 Oct 2013
 
list image
a list of 5 titles
created 10 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Camp 14: Total Control Zone (2012)

Camp 14: Total Control Zone (2012) on IMDb 7.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Camp 14: Total Control Zone.
1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Go undercover with National Geographic correspondent Lisa Ling as she journeys into mysterious and reclusive North Korea.

Seoul Train (2004)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

The gripping documentary exposé into the life and death of North Koreans as they try to escape their homeland and China

Directors: Jim Butterworth, Aaron Lubarsky, and 1 more credit »
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

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

Director: Daniel Gordon
Stars: Bruce Cumings, James Dresnok, Kim Il-Sung
Documentary | Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

When a teenager from a political family in the Philippines is accused of a double murder, the country's entire judicial system is put to the test after years of alleged corruption.

Director: Michael Collins
The Flat (2011)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

As a documentarian cleans out the flat that belonged to his grandparents - both immigrants from Nazi Germany - he uncovers clues pointing to a complicated and shocking story.

Director: Arnon Goldfinger
Stars: Michael Adler, Yaron Amit, Avrham Barkai
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Ready for a Marxist-Leninist-musical documentary? The Busby Berkeley of propaganda, Jim Finn, follows a South Korean video artist in North Korea who hopes to revitalize Juche cinema, ... See full summary »

Director: Jim Finn
Stars: Jung Yoon Lee, Daniela Kostova, Sung Kim
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Director: Pieter Fleury
McCullin (2012)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

To many, Don McCullin is the greatest living war photographer, often cited as an inspiration for today's photojournalists. For the first time, McCullin speaks candidly about his ... See full summary »

Directors: David Morris, Jacqui Morris
Stars: Harold Evans, Don McCullin, Michael Parkinson
Kimjongilia (2009)
Documentary | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

North Korean defectors tell their stories of repression, escape and hope.

Director: N.C. Heikin
Stars: Young Hun Choi, Kang Chol Hwan, Lee Shin
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A documentary on a Palestinian farmer's chronicle of his nonviolent resistance to the actions of the Israeli army.

Directors: Emad Burnat, Guy Davidi
Stars: Emad Burnat, Soraya Burnat, Mohammed Burnat
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A British documentary that follows two young North Korean girls as they prepare for the Mass Games, the world's largest choreographed gymnastics performance.

Director: Daniel Gordon
Stars: Daniel Gordon, Hyon Sun Pak, Song Yun Kim
Documentary | History | News
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

The murals of Northern Ireland are an expression of the region's violent Troubles. 'The Art of Conflict' examines these murals through their painters and the people who live there, ... See full summary »

Director: Valeri Vaughn
Stars: Owen Thomas
Edit

Storyline

Shin Dong-Huyk was born on November 19, 1983 as a political prisoner in a North Korean re-education camp. He was a child of two prisoners who had been married by order of the wardens. He spent his entire childhood and youth in Camp 14, in fact a death camp. He was forced to labor since he was six years old and suffered from hunger, beatings and torture, always at the mercy of the wardens. He knew nothing about the world outside the barbed-wire fences. At the age of 23, with the help of an older prisoner, he managed to escape. For months he traveled through North Korea and China and finally to South Korea, where he encountered a world completely strange to him. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

|

Release Date:

8 November 2012 (Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Obóz 14 - Strefa totalnej kontroli  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Great Insight into North Korea
26 August 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Camp 14: Total Control Zone is a genuinely disturbing documentary about a young man who escaped from a North Korean prison camp where he had lived since birth. It paints a genuinely horrifying portrait of a totalitarian regime and its capacity to dehumanize its subjects.

The film's main narrative focuses on the experiences of a man who was born to North Korean prisoners and spent his entire childhood in the prison camp. He relates experiences such as his first memory-an execution-daily life within the camp, informing on people, and being tortured by the camp guards. His story is supplemented with footage smuggled out of North Korea and former camp guards who defected to the South.

Camp 14 is at its best when it relates the psychological effects on the inmates, particularly those born there. However, the interviews with the guards could have benefited from more background, particularly their reasons for defecting. Furthermore, no source or explanation is given for the footage from North Korea, leading to questions regarding its veracity.


4 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Excitement!!!! Jamesbond1974
To DVD? zagrus
Slowwwwwwwwwwwwwwww everyoneisondope80
Bloody awful voice-over SilentRob
Discuss Camp 14: Total Control Zone (2012) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page