Celebrated South Korean actor spent several years being forced to make movies for Kim Jong-il

Choi Eun-hee, one of South Korea’s most famous actors, who was abducted and made to make films in North Korea during the 1970s and 80s, has died aged 91.

During a visit to Hong Kong in 1978, Choi was allegedly lured on to a boat and transferred to a cargo ship destined for North Korea, under the orders of Kim Jong-il, an avid film fan. Her husband, the film director, Shin Sang-ok, was taken there soon after.

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