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.
Hirokazu Kore-eda directs a compassionate and humanistic portrait of a ragtag family, in his Palme d'Or-winning drama of life on the fringes of Japanese society.