A Girl Missing


Digital Screening Room Mon, May 4, 2020
Digital Screening Room Fri, May 15, 2020
Ticket Prices
General Public:$10.00
Film Info
Original Title:????
Programs:Asian Frontiers
Asian Interest
Culture & Society
Family Drama
Release Year:2019
Runtime:111 min
Website:Official Website
Print Source:Film Movement
Director:Koji Fukada
Executive Producer:Shinichiro Inoue
Producer:Naohiko Ninomiya
Daisuke Futagi
Hirohisa Mukuju
Masa Sawada
Kazumasa Yonemitsu
Cinematographer:Kenichi Negishi
Screenwriter:Koji Fukada
Editor:Koji Fukada
Julia Gregory
Composer:Hiroyuki Onogawa
Principal Cast:Mariko Tsutsui
Mikako Ichikawa
Sôsuke Ikematsu
Hisako Ookata
Mitsuru Fukikoshi
Miyu Ogawa
Filmography:The Man From the Sea (2018)
Harmonium (2016)
Sayonara (2015)
Au Revoir L'été (2013)
Hospitalité (2010)
Human Comedy in Tokyo (2008)
La Grenadière (2006)


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Ichiko is a nurse whose years-long work with the Oisho family has made her feel very much as though she is one of their own flesh and blood. That is, until the family’s youngest daughter is abducted, and the prime suspect is Ichiko’s own nephew.

From the director of the powerful Harmonium (which screened at MSPIFF in 2017), A Girl Missing is Koji Fukada’s intense follow-up. Ichiko’s patient and loving care of the family matriarch has inspired Motoko (Mikako Ichikawa), one of the teenage daughters, to one day become a nurse. But when the youngest daughter is abducted and released, and Motoko discovers it was Ichiko’s nephew, the nurse begs her to keep it a secret, causing a rift that leaves everyone scarred.

Director Biography

A native son and graduate of the Film School of Tokyo, Koji Fukada’s films are festival favorites. They include Human Comedy in Tokyo (2008), Hospitalité (2010), Au revoir l'été (2013), Sayônara (2015), and Harmonium (2016) which won the Jury Prize at that year’s Un Certain Regard at the Cannes Film Festival.