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 , United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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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.




disappearance, espionage, spy, teenagers