• Short Summary

    Three years ago a North Korean by the name of Kim Shin-jo slipped past border defences into South Korea on a mission to assassinate President Park Chung-hee.

  • Description


    JANUARY 1968:


    1.
    Lieut Kim identifying bodies of comrades from commando squad (b/w)
    17 ft


    JANUARY 1971:


    2.
    Mr. Kim at his home in Seoul (two shots)
    24 ft

    3.
    Wife brings in tea
    33 ft

    4.
    Wife pours tea
    37 ft

    5.
    Kim drinks tea PAN to wife
    43 ft

    6.
    Office block where Kim works
    49 ft

    7.
    Kim arrives at office
    53 ft

    8/.
    GV Interior office - Kim in b/g
    55 ft

    9.
    Kim at desk
    58 ft

    10.
    Kim and wife window shopping (three shots)
    69 ft



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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Three years ago a North Korean by the name of Kim Shin-jo slipped past border defences into South Korea on a mission to assassinate President Park Chung-hee.

    Lieutenant Kim of the North Korean People's Army was a member of a killer commando squad whose avowed aim was 'to chop off the head of President Park.'
    The mission failed. Kim was the only known survivor. Just after he was captured, he identified the bodies of his dead companions. Most people thought that Kim himself would soon be dead - executed by the outraged South Korean Government.

    But his life was apart and today he is Mr. Kim. happily married and leading a normal working life in Seoul, the South Korean capital. And from a fanatical communist he has become an avid anti-Communist.

    Mr. Kim. who is 29 and works at the office of a construction company, nov denounces communism, harshly attacks Premier Kim 11-sung of North Korea and praises resident Park as 'a great leader'.

    He does not say what caused his ideological about-face, but some people credit the wall-trained persuaders of the South Korean Intelligence Agency.

    The former North Korean killer commando says the police and CIA do not keep watch on him, but permission from the CIA was necessary to shoot this film.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9GS5DB1MGTC32ACVOLLANO1TT
    Media URN:
    VLVA9GS5DB1MGTC32ACVOLLANO1TT
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/01/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:51:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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