Crossing the line

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  • James Joseph Dresnok, a US Army private, stunned the world in 1962 by walking across the violently contested DMZ that cuts Korea in two and defected to the communist North. Combines historical footage with contemporary interviews to both uncover the Kim-Jong II regime and end 44 years of secrecy and rumor by allowing Dresnok to tell his own story.


  • Originally released as a documentary in 2006.
  • Special features: An interview with director Daniel Gordon; stills gallery.
  • DVD, widescreen (1.85:1, letterbox, enhanced) presentation, NTSC.
  • In English and Korean with optional English subtitles.


  • The Cold War -- Humble origins -- The DMZ -- Defection -- Not alone -- Second thoughts -- Nameless heroes -- A family portrait -- Jenkins -- Conscience -- Sacrifices
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