Dennis Rodman weeps in trailer for film about his trip to North Korea

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Former NBA Star Dennis Rodman Cries on Trip to North Korea

In the trailer for his film "Dennis Rodman's Big Bang in Pyongyang," the unpredictable former NBA player breaks down while discussing his controversial trip to North Korea and his bizarre relationship with dictator Kim Jong-un.

In the rambling, emotional clip from the film (set to premiere next week at the Slamdance Film Festival), Rodman explains that he wasn't aware of the injustices being committed in the country, and that his life has been turned upside down as a result of his trips.

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Former NBA basketball star Dennis Rodman walks with Vice Minister of North Korea's Sports Ministry, Son Kwang Ho, as Rodman arrives at the international airport in Pyongyang, North Korea on Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013. (AP Photo/Kim Kwang Hyon)
Former NBA basketball star Dennis Rodman holds a cigar as he speaks to North Korean basketball players during a practice session in Pyongyang, North Korea, Friday, Dec. 20, 2013. During the session, Rodman selected the members of the North Korean team who will play in Pyongyang against visiting NBA stars on Jan. 8, 2014, the birthday of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder)
Former NBA basketball star Dennis Rodman plays one-on-one with north Korean player during a basketball practice session in Pyongyang, North Korea on Friday, Dec. 20, 2013. Rodman selected the members of the North Korean team who will play in Pyongyang against visiting NBA stars on Jan. 8, 2014, the birthday of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. (AP Photo/Kim Kwang Hyon)
Former NBA basketball star Dennis Rodman leaves a sports arena after a practice session for North Korean basketball players in Pyongyang, North Korea on Friday, Dec. 20, 2013. Rodman selected the members of the North Korean team who will play in Pyongyang against visiting NBA stars on Jan. 8, 2014, the birthday of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder)
Former NBA basketball star Dennis Rodman dribbles a ball next to North Korean officials during a practice session for North Korean players in Pyongyang on Friday, Dec. 20, 2013. Rodman selected the members of the North Korean team who will play in Pyongyang against visiting NBA stars on Jan. 8, 2014, the birthday of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder)
Former NBA basketball star Dennis Rodman poses for pictures with North Korean basketball players and government officials during a practice session in Pyongyang, North Korea on Friday, Dec. 20, 2013. Rodman selected the members of the North Korean team who will play in Pyongyang against visiting NBA stars on Jan. 8, 2014, the birthday of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder)
Former NBA basketball star Dennis Rodman smokes a cigar as he watches North Korean basketball players during a practice session in Pyongyang, North Korea on Friday, Dec. 20, 2013. Rodman selected the members of the North Korean team who will play in Pyongyang against visiting NBA stars on Jan. 8, 2014, the birthday of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder)
Former NBA basketball star Dennis Rodman, center, watches from courtside during a practice session for North Korean basketball players in Pyongyang, North Korea on Friday, Dec. 20, 2013. Rodman selected the members of the North Korean team who will play in Pyongyang against visiting NBA stars on Jan. 8, 2014, the birthday of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder)
North Koreans look down from a balcony as former NBA basketball star Dennis Rodman enters the Koryo Hotel in Pyongyang, North Korea Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013. Rodman arrived to the North Korean capital to help train the national team and renew his friendship with the North's young leader, Kim Jong Un. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder)
Former NBA basketball star Dennis Rodman shakes hands with Vice Minister of North Korea's Sports Ministry, Son Kwang Ho, as Rodman arrives at the international airport in Pyongyang, North Korea on Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013. (AP Photo/Kim Kwang Hyon)
Former NBA basketball star Dennis Rodman disembarks from a North Korean Air Koryo flight from Beijing as he and his entourage arrive at the international airport in Pyongyang, North Korea on Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013. (AP Photo/Kim Kwang Hyon)
Former NBA basketball star Dennis Rodman takes a jump shot as he gives a training demonstration to North Korean basketball players in Pyongyang, North Korea on Friday, Dec. 20, 2013. Rodman selected the members of the North Korean team who will play in Pyongyang against visiting NBA stars on Jan. 8, 2014, the birthday of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder)
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He explains that he was caught off guard by the barrage of "death threats' he received, and he wants viewers to realize that he had no ulterior motives when he and a group of Harlem Globetrotters visited the country with VICE in 2013.

"Really what am I doing?," he says through tears. "And it's like, 'Don't you know that that he just killed his uncle and chopped off his head?' And I said 'No I didn't know that, what?!' 'Don't you know he killed people a lot?' 'No I don't know that. Do we in America? Yeah! What?!' Why am I doing it?" he said.

"I'm not Martin Luther King ... if someone wanted to shoot me, please, do it today," he begs.

Unlike VICE's coverage, "Big Bang" focuses solely on Rodman "as he returns with a team of ex-pros to the DPRK to organize a historic U.S.-North Korea basketball game in honor of his buddy Kim's birthday," Deadline reports.

The trip -- and filming the documentary -- clearly took a toll on 'The Worm.' In January of 2014, Rodman checked into rehab, and blamed his now infamous CNN meltdown on stress and alcohol abuse.

In February, Rodman noted that he will return to rehab every six months "to see where I'm at."

Deadline notes that Rodman isn't scheduled to appear at Sundance along with the film, but that might change if the movie gets a theatrical release.

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