2018. Japan. 124 min. Japanese. Subtitled.
Director: Hirokazu Kore-eda. Featuring: Masaharu Fukuyama, Koji Yakusho, Isao Hashizume, Suzu Hirose, Izumi Matsuoka.
What seems like a clear guilty verdict becomes more complicated when attorney Shigemori accepts the defense case of the elusive Misumi, who is accused of murdering his former boss. Misumi, a two-time convicted murderer, easily admits his guilt, even though he is facing the death penalty. As the trial progresses, mysterious circumstances surrounding the murder are revealed and Shigemori begins to question if Misumi is the killer after all. The attorney is left to hunt through the ambiguity of the case in order to find the truth and save his client’s life.
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema 5