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BBFC RatingThe Third Murder

Showing: 23 July 2019 , 27 July 2019 , 30 July 2019

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The Third Murder
Certificate15
Year2017
GenreCrime, Drama, Mystery
DirectorHirokazu Kore-eda
LanguageJapanese
CountryJapan
Running Time2HR 5MINS
Extra InfoSubtitled
SeasonThe Cinema of Hirokazu Kore-eda

Shifting gear completely, Kore-eda moves out of the family and into the courtroom in this multi-layered tale of murder and deceit.

Leading attorney Shigemori takes on the defence of murder-robbery suspect Misumi, a former convict who confesses to murdering a businessman. An open-and-shut case. But as Shigemori digs further into the case, matters get murkier, and Shigemori begins to doubt the story he’s been fed

Less interested in the whodunit of it all, Kore-eda focuses on the tangled web of relationships that crimes knit together, and the individual personal frailties that lead to tragedy.

Part of Of Flesh and Blood: The Cinema of Hirokazu Kore-eda, a season of films and events celebrating the work of the Japanese director.


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