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The Third Murder

Attorney Tomoaki Shigemori (Masaharu Fukuyama) takes a case where a man (Koji Yakusho) faces the death penalty for a murder, seemingly the third he has committedā€¦ but is he really guilty? An unusual film for Hirokazu Kore-eda who had to learn the details and procedures of the Japanese legal system, but as expected much of the film still revolves around family issues, involving both attorney and client. Itā€™s all related to a philosophical question: to what extent do we have a right to decide over other peopleā€™s lives? Builds very slowly, but the actors are good and the film has a cool, suave look.Ā 

2017-Japan. 124 min. Color. Widescreen. Written andĀ directed byĀ Hirokazu Kore-eda. Cast: Masaharu Fukuyama (Tomoaki Shigemori), Koji Yakusho (Misumi Takashi), Suzu Hirose (Sakie Yamanaka), Yuki Saito, Kotaro Yoshida, Shinnosuke Mitsushima.

Trivia: Original title: Sandome no satsujin.Ā 



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