Not Held at Japan Society – ABDUCTION The Megumi Yokota Story

January 16, 2007
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Opens January 12th

A film by Patty Kim and Chris Sheridan
Executive Producer Jane Campion
A Safari Media film in association with the BBC

“Riveting!” – NPR
“Terrific!” – CNN
“Extraordinary!” A work of “Narrative Mastery!” – Los Angeles Times

Film synopsis:
JAPAN, 1977. A dark, lonely road leads to the windswept shores. This is the remarkable story of a 13-year-old Japanese girl abducted on her way home from school by North Korean spies. For 20 years, her parents had no idea what had happened to her or if she was even alive. Then, one day the whole world learned the shocking truth.

An extraordinary tale of mystery, intrigue and most of all, love. The film is told through the eyes of the girl’s mother and father who have been searching for their daughter for nearly 30 years. The film begins with the day Megumi vanishes, traces the astonishing course this personal tragedy takes, as it becomes a battle between two nations, rising to a shocking climax.

A human story about a strange, painful journey, full of bizarre twists as an ordinary banker and his housewife are caught up in a life they could never have imagined. Ultimately, ABDUCTION is a moving, emotional testament to the unbreakable bonds of love.

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  • January 16, 2007 – January 23, 2007