Private nurse Ichiko feels almost like a member of the Oisho family. Not only does she care for the grandmother, she also has a close friendship with eldest granddaughter Motoko. Then one day Motoko's younger sister Maki disappears and soon afterwards Ichiko’s nephew is accused of being her kidnapper, causing rift between the Oisho family and Ichiko. As both her professional and private life suffer in the media spotlight, Ichiko feels the ground slipping away beneath her feet.

In this compelling drama filmmaker Fukada Koji calmly reveals a darker side to Ichiko, played by actress Tsutsui Mariko. She also impressed in Fukada's previous film Harmonium, winner of Un Certain Regard at Cannes in 2016. And as in Harmonium, so in the intriguing A Girl Missing, loss gives rise to madness, vengeance and desire.

Original title
Yokogao
Filmmaker
Fukada Koji
Country
Japan, France
Year
2019
Medium
DCP
Length
111’
Language
Japanese
Producer
Futagi Daisuke, Yonemitsu Kazumasa, Sawada Masa
Production Company
Kadokawa Daiei Studio, Tokyo Garage, Comme des Cinémas
Sales
mk2 Films
Writer
Fukada Koji
Cinematography
Negishi Kenichi
Editor
Fukada Koji, Julia Gregory
Production Design
Harada Yasuaki
Music
Onogawa Hiroyuki
Cast
Tsutsui Mariko, Ichikawa Mikako, Ikematsu Sosuke, Ookata Hisako, Fukikoshi Mitsuru, Ogawa Miyu