Kim Jong Il's Forgotten Monster Movie

12/19/2011 09:46 am ET
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Kim Jong Il was not only a dictator known for starving his people so he could live high on the hog, he was also a movie buff who, in his younger years, was a guiding light in North Korea's propaganda film market.

But he had dreams of commercial success and once kidnapped South Korea's top film director and forced him to make a Godzilla-type movie called "Pulgasari."

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