The Third Murder

Hirokazu Kore-eda, 2017 (125m)

The Third Murder

When a factory owner turns up dead, it appears to be an open-and-shut case. Employee Misumi has previously served a lengthy jail-term for a double murder, and he confesses to the latest killing when questioned by police. Misumi’s legal team - led by accomplished lawyer Shigemori - turn their focus to helping their client avoid the death penalty. For Shigemori, however, not everything about the case adds up, and he decides to dig deeper. He soon discovers the murdered man had some dark family secrets that cast fresh doubts over what actually happened on the night he was killed. Not only that, but Misumi’s own story gradually starts to shift.

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