Disclaimer; I received this movie for free in exchange for my review, I have not been compensated in any way.
One of the finest Japanese directors to emerge in the last decade, Kôji Fukada has earned renown for crafting suspenseful dramas. Following 2016′s Harmonium, which captured Cannes’ prestigious Un Certain Regard Jury Prize, he returns with A GIRL MISSING, a tense portrait of a woman caught up in a spiral of defamation.
Ichiko (Mariko Tsutsui) is a private home nurse who has worked for the elderly matriarch of the Oisho family for years. Unexpectedly, her quiet, routine life is shattered after one of the Oisho’s teenage daughters is kidnapped. When it is revealed that the kidnapper is none other than Ichiko’s nephew, her life begins to unravel in this taut thriller from one of Japan’s cinematic masters.
- Making-of Featurette
- Bonus Short Film: Love Comes Later (Directed by Sonejuhi Sinha | United States, India
10 minutes) — An unexpected discovery forces an undocumented motel employee to make a life changing decision.