Crossing the Line

Crossing the Line

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Cast: Daniel Gordon, James Joseph Dresnok, Christian Slater, Charles Robert Jenkins

     
 
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

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.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/08/2008
UPC:
0738329054120
Original Release:
2006
Rating:
NR
Source:
Kino Video
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Time:
1:31:00
Sales rank:
45,748

Special Features

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

Cast & Crew

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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Crossing the Line 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
niafong More than 1 year ago
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.