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'A Kim Jong-Il Production' times it right, post-Sony hacking
'A Kim Jong-Il Production' times it right, post-Sony hacking

In publishing, as in showbiz, timing is critical. Serendipity seems to have smiled on author Paul Fischer and his new book, "A Kim Jong-Il Production: The Extraordinary True Story of a Kidnapped Filmmaker, His Star Actress and a Young Dictator's Rise to Power." The extraordinary real-life events at the heart of the book are widely known: In 1978 North Korea abducted a South Korean film star and her ex-husband, a prominent director, and put them to work making movies for eight years. But Fischer's new book about this bizarre episode comes hot on the heels of the international imbroglio over Sony Pictures' North Korea-themed film "The Interview" and...

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