FRONTLINE: North Korea's Deadly Dictator DVD

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Who killed Kim Jong-un’s half brother and what it reveals about the leader and his regime. Amid nuclear tensions, the film examines claims the North Korean leader ordered the assassination, and sheds light on his intentions and capabilities.
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Who killed Kim Jong-un’s half brother and what it reveals about the leader and his regime. Amid nuclear tensions, the film examines claims the North Korean leader ordered the assassination, and sheds light on his intentions and capabilities.

FRONTLINE: North Korea's Deadly Dictator Earlier this year, Kim Jong-un's half brother, Kim Jong-nam, was ambushed in a Malaysian airport by two women bearing a lethal chemical weapon 10 times more powerful than sarin. He died en route to the hospital. Who planned the murder of Kim Jong-un's half brother, and what does it reveal about the leader and his regime?

As nuclear tensions between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un escalate, producer Jane McMullen examines claims the North Korean leader and his intelligence services ordered the assassination on Kim Jong Nam, and sheds light on his broader intentions - and nuclear capabilities.

Drawing on interviews with a leading North Korean defector, diplomats, experts, Kim Jong-nam’s school friends and even a former North Korean secret agent, the documentary is a rare glimpse inside the secretive country - and an eye-opening look at both how King Jong-un thinks, and how he’s trying to ensure his regime's survival and perpetuate his own power.

Producer: Jane McMullen, Dan Edge
Executive Producer: Sarah Waldron, Sam Bagnell, Raney Aronson-Rath
Production Company: BBC
Production Year: 2017
Copyright Year: 2017
Rating: TV-14
Number of Discs: 1
Length: 55 minutes
Subtitled: Y
Subtitle Languages: English (SDH)
Audio Format: Stereo
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen

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3 out of 4 stars
“ … this is a timely and alarming examination of one of the biggest threats to world peace. Recommended.” – Video Librarian