February 21, 2024

New documentary tackles the assassination of Kim Jong Un’s half-brother

"Assassins" tells the story of how North Korea tricked two women into killing Kim Jong Nam

Murder, mystery and Pyongyang palace intrigue: Director Ryan White’s compelling new documentary about the killing of Kim Jong Un’s half-brother, “Assassins,” has all the hallmarks of a Hollywood thriller -- but the story it tells is real.

On Feb. 13, 2017, Kim Jong Nam died after two women smothered his face with deadly VX nerve agent at Malaysia’s Kuala Lumpur International Airport. Both women claimed in court that they thought the assignment had been part of a prank show.