Hirokazu Kore-Eda’s won the 2018 Cannes Palme D’Or (for Shoplifters) but The Third Murder is the other great award winning film from the master in the same year. 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.
Nominee: Venice Film Festival Golden Lion
WINNER: Awards of the Japanese Academy 2018, Best Film, Best Screenplay, Best Editing, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress
Directed by HIROKAZU KORE-EDA/Japan/2018/2hr, 5mins.
With Masaharu Fukuyama, Kôji Yakusho, Shinnosuke Mitsushima
*In Japanese with English subtitles
Miami Beach Cinematheque
1130 Washington Ave,
Miami Beach, FL 33139