How Werner Herzog Got The North Korean Censors To Just Trust Him

“At one point I filmed something which I was not allowed to do, so I wanted to have it edited or deleted. But … we were unable to delete it, and they wanted to take the entire memory hard drive. And I said, ‘But it contains two days’ worth of shooting, that would be terrible.’ So I said, ‘You know what, I can guarantee to you that I’m not going to use this material.’ And they said, ‘Guarantee, what do you mean by that?'” (podcast)