A Girl Missing

Directed by Koji Fukada
Film Movement
2019
118 Minutes
Japan, France
Japanese
Thriller, Drama, Asian

Ichiko works as a private nurse for a family she has almost became a part of. While Ichiko cares for the grandmother, she is also a confidant to Motoko, the eldest sister. But one day, Motoko’s younger sister disappears. And the media soon reveal the kidnapper to be Ichiko’s own nephew...

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Reviews

  • "A deft and absorbing multi-pronged tale about a kind, hard-working woman whose life becomes a morass of collateral damage, A Girl Missing is a satisfying slow-burn drama expertly told."
    Lisa Nesselson, Screen Daily
  • "Reuniting with his Harmonium (2016) lead Mariko Tsutsui, Fukada creates another emotionally palpable tale about perspective. Expertly acted and with a dual-pronged narrative as equally well choreographed...."
    Nicholas Bell, Ion Cinema
  • "Much like his Cannes Un Certain Regard Jury Prize winner, A Girl Missing unspools as a revenge drama homing in on people paying a price for their kindness, a tale of family disequilibrium with Mariko Tsutsui–already seen in Harmonium–serving as a magnetic lead."
    Leonardo Goi, The Film Stage
  • "[Koji Fukada] gives his actors space to create wordless moments that speak eloquently."
    Mark Schilling, Japan Times
  • "Fukada’s film is mad but wildly engrossing, imagining a cruel world where unrequited love plus time makes for a fatal sum."
    Elena Lazic, Cinema Scope
Nominated
Golden Leopard
Locarno Film Festival
Official Selection
Toronto Int'l. Film Festival
Official Selection
New York Film Festival
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