The Third Murder

Japan, 127m, DCP

Showtimes & Tickets

Screened July 20–August 9, 2018

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.

A film by Hirokazu Kore-eda

A complex and engrossing examination of truth.”

The Hollywood Reporter