The Third Murder

2017/Color/124 mins/Japan

Category Special Tribute
Director Kore-eda Hirokazu
Producer Matsuzaki Kaoru,Taguchi Hijiri
Screenplay Kore-eda Hirokazu
Cinematography Takimoto Mikiya
Editor Kore-eda Hirokazu
Music NA
Set Taneda Yohei
Costume NA
Cast Fukuyama Masaharu (Shigemori Tomoaki), Yakusho Koji (Misumi Takashi), Hirose Suzu (Yamanaka Sakie)
Production Company FILM, INC.
World Sales Wild Bunch
Festival/Awards NA

Leading attorney Shigemori takes on the defence of murder-robbery suspect Misumi who served jail time for another murder 30 years ago. Shigemori's chances of winning the case seem low - his client freely admits his guilt, despite facing the death penalty if he is convicted. As he digs deeper into the case, as he hears the testimonies of the victim's family and Misumi himself, the once confident Shigemori begins to doubt whether his client is the murderer after all.

Kore-eda Hirokazu
Born 1962 in Tokyo, Japan, Kore-eda graduated from Waseda University in 1987 and joined TV Man Union where he directed several prizewinning documentary programs. In 2014, he launched his production company BUN-BUKU. In 1995, his directorial debut Maborosi, won the 52nd Venice International Film Festival's Golden Osella. After Life (1998), distributed in over 30 countries, brought Kore-eda international acclaim.

Selected Filmography:
2001 Distance
2004 Nobody Knows (Dare mo Shiranai)
2006 Hana (Hana yorimo Naho)
2008 Still Walking (Aruitemo Aruitemo)