Abduction: The Megumi Yokota Story (2006)

Genres - Culture & Society  |   Sub-Genres - Law & Crime, Politics & Government, Social Issues  |   Release Date - Jan 12, 2007 (USA - Limited)  |   Run Time - 85 min.  |   Countries - Japan, USA  |  
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The inexplicable disappearance of a 13-year-old Japanese girl prompts a 20-year international investigation that eventually leads to North Korea in directors Chris Sheridan and Patty Kim's harrowing tale of a most unusual abduction. It was a typical day in 1977 when adolescent student Megumi Yokota vanished from the Japanese coastline without a trace. Abducted by North Korean spies and spirited away to an unfamiliar land, Yokota would spend two decades on the Korean Peninsula as her parents embarked on a frantic and desperate search for their missing daughter. Award-winning filmmaker Jane Campion (The Piano) produces this remarkable tale of one girl's incredible intercontinental ordeal, and her parent's staunch refusal to give up hope even in their darkest hour.

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disappearance, espionage, spy, teenagers