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The Orphan Master’s Son

The Orphan Master’s Son

Pak Jun Do is an orphan. Living in North Korea, he grows up among other wayward children, dictating where they will work, when they will eat, and so on. His father, the orphan master, keeps him and the other kids alive for as long as he can during the famine in the 90s. As an adult, Jun Do undergoes pain training, a way of withstanding severe pain–such as torture–and learns to fight without special equipment in the tunnels.