Crossing the Line

2006, Documentary, 1h 31m

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An engrossing look at the aftermath of largely forgotten events during the Cold War, Crossing the Line raises questions that will haunt the viewer after the credits roll. Read critic reviews

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In this documentary, American Pfc. James Dresnok, on duty in Korea in 1962, walks across the border to the north and becomes one of four western defectors. Used as a propaganda tool by the communist government, Dresnok's motives are never political or made entirely clear. During a court martial by the U.S., Dresnok does little to defend his actions and remains in North Korea. Marrying a Romanian woman, then later a Korean with whom he has children, Dresnok finds an odd peace in his new country.

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