„You shouldn’t expect too much from a murderer like me.“ Star attorney Shigemori agrees to defend Misumi, who is accused of murder after a fatal holdup. Misumi only just escaped the death sentence for a murder 30 years previous. Astonishingly laid-back Misumi has already confessed to the murder, and all the evidence indeed points to the fact that he is the perpetrator. The deeper Shigemori delves into this case, however, the more he begins to doubt his client. Soon he is faced with a complicated family story and the plot thickens… One of the greatest contemporary masters, Hirokazu Koreeda’s most recent work offers a lyrically philosophical whodunnit, which intelligently broaches questions of guilt and innocence.
For the expat community KINO regularly screens brand-new non-English arthouse movie with English subtitles. On Monday July 2nd, we’re screening Hirokazu Koreeda’s The Third Murder. Star attorney Shigemori agrees to defend Misumi, who is accused of murder after a fatal holdup.
Cast: Masaharu Fukuyama, Kôji Yakusho, Suzu Hirose
Drama, ThrillerLand: Japan
Speelduur: 124 minuten