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Abduction: The Megumi Yokota StoryIt's a tall order, tackling an international kidnapping crisis and 60 years' worth of Japanese-North Korean relations in an 85-minute documentary. So ...Abduction: The Megumi Yokota StoryDocumentaryPT85MUnratedIt's a tall order, tackling an international kidnapping crisis and 60 years' worth of Japanese-North Korean relations in an 85-minute documentary. So ...2007-01-24Safari Media
Abduction: The Megumi Yokota Story
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Abduction: The Megumi Yokota Story

Genre: Documentary; Director: Patty Kim, Chris Sheridan; Release Date Limited: 01/12/2007; Runtime (in minutes): 85; MPAA Rating: Unrated; Distributor: Safari Media

It’s a tall order, tackling an international kidnapping crisis and 60 years’ worth of Japanese-North Korean relations in an 85-minute documentary. So Abduction doesn’t even try, instead telling the tale of Megumi Yokota, a 13-year-old Japanese girl whisked off by Kim Jong Il’s spies on her way to school in 1977. For 20 years, Megumi’s family doesn’t know where she is; when they find out, the frustrations and uncertainties only mount. But as thickets of history and culture are (too) neatly avoided, the viewer is also left in the dark.