7.5/10
831
6 user 30 critic

Camp 14: Total Control Zone (2012)

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:

2 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

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
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

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

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: Damion Cruzz, Bruce Cumings, James Joseph Dresnok
Seoul Train (2004)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 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 »
Our Homeland (2012)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Based on the director's own experience, Our Homeland follows a Korean family living in Japan, of which the father (Masane Tsukayama) decided to take North Korean nationality because of his ... See full summary »

Director: Yong-hi Yang
Stars: Sakura Andô, Arata Iura, Ik-joon Yang
E-Team (2014)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

When atrocities are committed in countries held hostage by ruthless dictators, Human Rights Watch sends in the E-Team (Emergencies Team), a collection of fiercely intelligent individuals ... See full summary »

Directors: Katy Chevigny, Ross Kauffman
Stars: Anna Neistat
Documentary | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

On April 2nd 2011, LCD Soundsystem played its final show at Madison Square Garden. Documenting this once in a life time performance and an intimate portrait of James Murphy as he navigates the lead-up to the show, the day after, and the personal and professional ramifications of his decision.

Directors: Will Lovelace, Dylan Southern
Stars: Chuck Klosterman, James Murphy, Keith Wood
Dirty Wars (2013)
Documentary | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Investigative journalist Jeremy Scahill is pulled into an unexpected journey as he chases down the hidden truth behind America's expanding covert wars.

Director: Rick Rowley
Stars: Jeremy Scahill, Nasser Al Aulaqi, Saleha Al Aulaqi
Balibo (2009)
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

War correspondent Roger East and the young Jose Ramos-Horta travel to East Timor to investigate the murders of the Balibo Five in 1975.

Director: Robert Connolly
Stars: Jane Hampson, Bea Viegas, Christine Martins
Museum Hours (2012)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

When a Vienna museum guard befriends an enigmatic visitor, the grand Kunsthistorisches Art Museum becomes a mysterious crossroads that sparks explorations of their lives, the city, and the ways in which works of art reflect and shape the world.

Director: Jem Cohen
Stars: Mary Margaret O'Hara, Bobby Sommer, Ela Piplits
Marwencol (2010)
Documentary | Biography | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

After a vicious attacks leaves him brain-damaged and broke, Mark Hogancamp seeks recovery in "Marwencol", a 1/6th scale World War II-era town he creates in his backyard.

Director: Jeff Malmberg
Stars: Mark Hogancamp, Emmanuel Nneji, Edda Hogancamp
Virunga (2014)
Documentary | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

A group of brave individuals risk their lives to save the last of the world's mountain gorillas; in the midst of renewed civil war and a scramble for Congo's natural resources.

Director: Orlando von Einsiedel
Stars: André Bauma, Emmanuel de Merode, Mélanie Gouby
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Shin Dong-Hyuk ...
Himself - Former North Korean Prisoner
Oh Yangnam ...
Himself - Former North Korean Secret Police
Hyuk Kwon ...
Himself - Former North Korean Secret Prison Guard
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
...
Shin Dong-Hyuk (voice)
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:

A 14-es tábor  »

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

 
Chilling
6 May 2014 | by (Hong Kong) – See all my reviews

No rational person can doubt the ferocity of life in DPRK. Nobody is safe, and I don't doubt at all the basic truths of this film. But I have one question, maybe I just missed the explanation but in a country where there is no individualism and everyone spies on everyone else--which we assume to be the case--how could a 14-year-old boy, after escaping from a labour camp like this, just turn up in a nearby village and hang out there with no money, no work, no relatives, no friends, and more importantly no contacts to shield him from local police or camp guards who knew he escaped and must have been looking for him? The film did say the frozen river made it easier then to cross into China, but he had no prior knowledge of the outside world apart from what he was told by his cellmate? It could not have been as "easy" as the film made it sound, given the circumstances of the escape and even the time of year when it would have been very cold.

On other points, the interlude among the group preparing for a road trip in support of Free DPRK was jarring in that it didn't lighten the mood, it just seemed out of place. And the chain-smoking ex-guard was pure evil, far more than any fictional character.


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

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Excitement!!!! Jamesbond1974
To DVD? zagrus
Bloody awful voice-over SilentRob
Left me with more questions than answers papatoony-33-670609
Discuss Camp 14: Total Control Zone (2012) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?