A Girl Missing
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Following his Un Certain Regard award-winning film HARMONIUM, Kôji Fukada returns with a tense portrait of a woman caught up in a spiral of defamation.
Ichiko (Mariko Tsutsui - HARMONIUM) works as a domestic helper for a family. In addition to caring for the grandmother, she tutors the family's daughters and lends a sympathetic ear.
Over time, she has almost become a member of the family. When one of the daughters disappears, Ichiko keeps quiet about her connection to the culprit.
"A slow-burn drama expertly told which falls into place with exquisitely deployed skills. Tsutsui’s wide-ranging performance anchors every scene in this tentacular and well-cast venture. A deft and absorbing multi-pronged tale." (Screendaily)