This gripping, morally complex crime procedural is an intricate and surprising change of pace from acclaimed Japanese director and recent Palme d’Or winner Hirokazu Kore-eda (Still Walking, Shoplifters). A jaded defense attorney (Masaharu Fukuyama) reluctantly takes on the case of a factory worker and former convict who pleads guilty to the murder of his employer—and finds himself in deep water when the client’s story keeps changing. Is this man devising a sinister cover-up or simply losing his mind?
In Japanese with English subtitles.
Official Selection: Toronto Film Festival
A Film Movement release.