- Additional Details
- Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 70 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: History Channel
- DVD Release Date: August 24, 2004
Intelligence experts offer a rare look at the world's most secretive and mysterious nation.
- Hear from those who have escaped the totalitarian regime.
- Trace the history of North Korea from its Cold War origins to today.
- Features and interviews with one of Kim Jong Il's former bodyguards.
One of the world's most mysterious countries, North Korea has remained shrouded from the rest of the world throughout its 50-year history. Using recent developments as a launching pad, INSIDE NORTH KOREA explores the history of the world's most secretive country.
The story is inextricable from the tale of the only two leaders the nation has ever had: Kim Il Sung and his son, Kim Jong Il, who have fashioned a dictatorial cult of personality that subjects its citizens to lives of crushing poverty and want. The recollections of people who have escaped the regime, including one of Kim Jong Il's former bodyguards, paint a dark portrait of a place where the leader is revered as a God, where a deadly famine has claimed three million lives, where citizens' rights and freedoms are restricted, and of a brutal gulag system where many are unjustly imprisoned.