Crossing the Line

4 out of 5 stars
Like some seedy spy thriller come to life, this mesmerizing account of the life of Joe Dresnok—a U.S. Army private who defected to North Korea in 1962 and lives there to this day—is awash in the humiliating equivocation and cheap ennui of Cold War espionage. Amazingly, director Daniel Gordon and his crew were allowed to film Dresnok in and around his home in Pyongyang, resulting in a canny portrait of a man as uniquely fit for a life on display as he is blindly willing to kowtow to power.

By: Mark Holcomb


Release details

Rated: NR
Duration: 94 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Daniel Gordon
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