Original title: The Third Murder Director: Hirokazu Kore'eda Screenplay: Hirokazu Kore'eda Director of Photography: Mikiya Takimoto Producer: Matsuzaki Kaoru, Taguchi Hijiri Editor: Hirokazu Kore-eda Music: Ludovico Einaudi Country: Japan Year of production: 2017 Length (min): 124 Language: Japanese Subtitles: Czech, English Sales: Wild Bunch Section: Asijský pohled
Japanese director Hirokazu Kore'eda's live-action films are usually influenced by documentary techniques. His latest picture, The Third Murder, follows a different path, turning to the aesthetics of courtroom dramas and noir films. Misumi is a former felon charged with burglary and murder. During the trial, evidence about his possible innocence surfaces. Why doesn't Misumi plead not guilty even though he faces capital punishment?