Abduction: The Megumi Yokota Story Poster

Release Date: November 24th, 2006

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 25 min

Plot Summary
Filmmakers Chris Sheridan and Patty Kim examine the case of a 13-year-old Japanese girl who was kidnapped on her way home from school in 1977. Though the incident at first seems to be a typical crime, authorities gradually learn that Megumi and other victims were taken by North Korean agents for use as role models for spies who wished to pass as Japanese citizens.

Director: Chris Sheridan, Patty Kim

Genres: Documentary

Distributors: Safari Media

Keywords: 1990s, Mystery, Emotional, Rescue, Suspenseful, 1970s, 2000s, Mother, Investigation, House, Father

Ratings & Reviews

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  • The dramatic story is related here in a somewhat diffuse and scattershot fashion that reduces some of its impact. But there is no denying its emotional resonance. show more

  • In a time when American TV is full of stories of missing loved ones, Abduction keenly explores the reactions of an altogether different society and also examines the universal, excruciating pain suffered by such victims and their families everywhere. show more

  • The film unfolds with all the heart-stopping suspense of a true-crime expose that sheds light on the twisted policies of Kim Jong-il's strange and secretive nation. show more

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