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The Third Murder
(Sandome no sastujin)

by Hirokazu KORE-EDA

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One man murders another, he is arrested. Misumi, a repeat offender (one of the ideas suggested by the title), calmly confesses his crime: “I killed”! However, afterwards he persistently retracts his statement. In a film that plays on both the courtroom drama and film noir, Kore-eda introduces a disconcerting complexity into the question of truth, which is the goal of all inquiry in the course of a trial. What is our ability to judge based on? Can a brutal murder be justified? Here, there is no unexpected development, the facts alone create the twists and turns, and a defence lawyer in turmoil: as if, this time, the path trodden were underpinned by a quasi-metaphysical questioning. JB

  • Titre français
    The Third Murder
  • Original title
    Sandome no sastujin
  • Titre international
    The Third Murder
  • Scénario
    Hirokazu KORE-EDA
  • Photo
    Mikiya TAKIMOTO
  • Montage
    Hirokazu KORE-EDA
  • Son
    Kazuhiko TOMITA
  • Musique
    Ludovico EINAUDI
  • Interprétation
    Masaharu FUKUYAMA, Koji YAKUSHO, Suzu HIROSE, Shinnosuke MITSUSHIMA, Mikako ICHIKAWA
  • Production
    Amuse Films, Fuji IG Labora- tory for Movies, Fuji Television Network, Gaga Corporation
  • Distribution
    Le Pacte : (Djamila Benamara : d.benamara@le-pacte.com)
  • Support de projection
    DCP

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