Inside North Korea’s Dynasty (2018): S01E01 – Kingdom of the Kims


Inside North Korea’s Dynasty is the ultimate story of a family, its power, and the relationship among a father, son and grandson.


For decades, Korea and its people laboured under Japanese imperialist rule. But in 1912, in a small town outside Pyongyang, a child is born – Kim Il Sung, coinciding with an omen of imperialism’s doom. This is the story of how an unknown guerrilla fighter rises to power, takes complete control of his country and makes himself a god in the eyes of his people. Recounted through first-hand testimony and expertly curated archive, “Kingdom of the Kims” explores Sung’s early days in power, how he starts the Korean War, establishes gulags for anyone who could be “hostile”, tries to assassinate the President of South Korea, and plays a dangerous game of…

Inside North Korea’s Dynasty Series

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Production & Filming Detail

  • Release Date: 11 November 2018.
  • Rating: TV-14.
  • Running Time: 47 minutes (per episode).
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.

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