Crossing the Line

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Overview

Witness the stories of four US army defectors who abandoned their homeland to seek out a new life in communist North Korea in this fascinating documentary from filmmaker Daniel Gordon. It was August of 1962 that Private First Class James Joseph Dresnok crossed the heavily fortified border from South Korea into the North. Now, more than forty-years later, the last living US Army defector known to reside in North Korea speaks with Gordon in Pyongyang about his life, experiences, and what it means to be a member of ...
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Overview

Witness the stories of four US army defectors who abandoned their homeland to seek out a new life in communist North Korea in this fascinating documentary from filmmaker Daniel Gordon. It was August of 1962 that Private First Class James Joseph Dresnok crossed the heavily fortified border from South Korea into the North. Now, more than forty-years later, the last living US Army defector known to reside in North Korea speaks with Gordon in Pyongyang about his life, experiences, and what it means to be a member of the US military who has defected to a communist nation.
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Special Features

An interview with director Daniel Gordon; Stills gallery; Optional English subtitles; Enhanced for 16x9 TVs
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/8/2008
  • UPC: 738329054120
  • Original Release: 2006
  • Rating:

  • Source: Kino Video
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Time: 1:31:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 65,111

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
James Joseph Dresnok Participant
Daniel Gordon Participant
Christian Slater Voice Only
Charles Robert Jenkins Interviewee
Technical Credits
Daniel Gordon Director, Producer
Craig Armstrong Score Composer
John Battsek Executive Producer
Nick Bennett Cinematographer
Nicholas Bonner Co-producer
John Clapham Executive Producer
Heather Fenoughty Score Composer
Peter Haddon Editor
Stephan Haywood Sound/Sound Designer
Andrew Ruhemann Executive Producer
Paul Yi Executive Producer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Crossing the Line
1. Opening Titles [7:51]
2. The Cold War [2:57]
3. Humble Origins [7:22]
4. The DMZ [4:48]
5. Defection [7:50]
6. Not Alone [9:04]
7. Second Thoughts [7:27]
8. 'Nameless Heroes' [5:34]
9. A Family Portrait [10:01]
10. Jenkins [11:59]
11. Conscience [5:47]
12. Sacrifices [9:32]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Crossing the Line
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   Chapters
   Extras
      An Interview With Director Daniel Gordon
      Stills Gallery
   Subtitles
      English Subtitles - On
      English Subtitles - Off
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    The Man That Crossed

    In a time and place that was the Cold War on the border between the North Korea and South Korea border, Joseph Dresnok had the bravado to make such a careless or courageous choice to defect to the North Koreans is especially pertinent now when the tensions between China, Russia, and North Korea and America's supporters are so tightened. Dresnok clearly seems to have some sociapathic tendencies as the film rolls on and does not have any feelings of remorse at having defected whatsoever. He has made a large family and seems to enjoy his life in the secretive hermit kingdom, while he abused his friends to early deaths.

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