Abduction is the astonishing true story of a 13-year-old Japanese girl who was abducted by North Korean spies in 1977 and her parents' moving 30-year battle, against unimaginable forces, to bring her home. A powerful human drama of a mother and father's grief and endless devotion to their child that points to one of today's most talked about and most emotionally charged human rights and political crises in the East. Using exclusive footage, and exceptional access to two of the most well known people in Japan, the filmmakers weave an extraordinary tale of espionage and love.
“... a true-crime tale of heartbreak adopts a searing political dimension, ultimately becoming a timeless exploration of the incompatibilities of personal anguish and diplomatic reality.”—LA Times
Best Documentary, Audience Award—Slamdance Film Festival
Best Documentary, Audience Award—Omaha Film Festival
Best Documentary, Grand Jury Prize—San Francisco Intl' Asian American Film Festival