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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 Michael Breen ... Himself - Author, 'The Koreans'
Brian Green Brian Green ... Himself
Kim Il-Sung ... Himself (archive footage) (as Kim Il-Sung)
Jong-Il Kim ... Himself (archive footage) (as Jong-il Kim)
Lisa Ling ... Herself - Correspondent
Ahn Myong Ahn Myong ... Himself - Former North Korean Prison Guard
Sanduk Ruit Sanduk Ruit ... Himself - Eye Surgeon (as Dr. Sanduk Ruit)
Joo Sung Il Joo Sung Il ... Himself - North Korean Defector
John W. Towers John W. Towers ... Himself (as Colonel John W. Towers)
Norbert Vollertsen Norbert Vollertsen ... Himself - Human Rights Activist
Chun Ki Won Chun Ki Won ... Himself - Pastor, Human Rights Activist


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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27 February 2007 (USA) See more »

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ruled by fear
27 December 2011 | by filmalamosaSee 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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