Abduction


1h 25m 2006

Brief Synopsis

Megumi was just 13-years-old on that dark night in November 1977 when she was plucked from the streets not far from her home. Decades later, her parents discover the bizarre truth--their daughter was abducted by North Korean spies, and was part of an espionage plot to kidnap Japanese civilians to u

Film Details

Also Known As
Abduction: The Megumi Yokota Story
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2006
Production Company
BBC (Main Listing)

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 25m

Synopsis

Megumi was just 13-years-old on that dark night in November 1977 when she was plucked from the streets not far from her home. Decades later, her parents discover the bizarre truth--their daughter was abducted by North Korean spies, and was part of an espionage plot to kidnap Japanese civilians to use them as language trainers for the North Korean military. Megumi's parents, an ordinary banker and housewife, get caught up in an extraordinary international conflict; their personal tragedy lies at the center of one of today's most talked-about, most emotionally charged human rights and political crises in the East. Told deliberately in true-crime style and using exclusive footage, the filmmakers weave a tale of suspense, espionage and ultimately, love. The film also illuminates the direct impact the abduction issue has on Americans, as audiences discover that the abduction of this little girl unexpectedly affects the highest levels of U.S. nuclear negotiations with North Korea.

Film Details

Also Known As
Abduction: The Megumi Yokota Story
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2006
Production Company
BBC (Main Listing)

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 25m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the Audience Sparky Award for Best Documentary Feature at the 2006 Slamdance Film Festival.

Released in United States 2006

Released in United States January 2006

Released in United States Winter January 12, 2007

Shown at Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Film Festival April 28-May 7, 2006.

Shown at Slamdance Film Festival (Documentary Competition) January 19-27, 2006.

Released in United States 2006 (Shown at Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Film Festival April 28-May 7, 2006.)

Released in United States January 2006 (Shown at Slamdance Film Festival (Documentary Competition) January 19-27, 2006.)

Released in United States Winter January 12, 2007 (NY)