Abduction: The Megumi Yokota Story

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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.

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  • This superb, quite moving film combines interviews, news footage and some reality TV-like sequences and works on a number of levels.

    January 26, 2007 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
  • ... as thickets of history and culture are (too) neatly avoided, the viewer is also left in the dark.

    January 25, 2007 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
  • The events that unfold in the new documentary Abduction: The Megumi Yokota Story could have been told as fiction, but they would have seemed too much -- too unbelievable, too merciless.

    January 16, 2007
  • There's no denying the fascinating nature of the story, about a 13-year-old Japanese girl whose mysterious 1977 disappearance was ultimately credited to nothing less than a kidnapping by North Korean spies.

    January 12, 2007
  • Abduction uses interviews, vintage photos and re-creations to tell the sad story of love and hope in riveting, suspenseful style. So powerful is this film, it brought tears to my eyes.

    January 12, 2007 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • Canadians Chris Sheridan and Patty Kim's spellbinding documentary focuses on the relentless search for the truth by Megumi's parents and families of other abductees.

    January 12, 2007 | Rating: 3/4

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