Known For: Acting
Kim Young-sook was the daughter of a high-ranking military official. She was a switchboard operator in North Hamgyong Province before moving to Pyongyang. Kim Jong-il's father, Kim Il-sung, handpicked her to marry his son. She died in 2011. Kim Young-sook was First Lady of North Korea from 8 July 1994 to 17 December 2011, when her husband died. The two had been estranged for some years before his death. She had a daughter from this marriage, Kim Sol-song (born 1974). She is the sister of Kim Jong-il's second wife Song Hye-rim. "She did not even have an identity card in North Korea" as noted in her memoir Rattan house. She was not even allowed to use her identity card to get into North Korea. She had to use a fake ID to get out of North Korea, according to her memoir.
Movies & TV shows
The Confessions of May in the Wilderness
The movie is a compilation of the movie "Wilderness" in which a member of the airborne unit who killed a girl during the Gwangju Democratization Movement burned himself to death with remorse and "Mr. ...