As it’s his third murder he faces the death penalty. But smart young lawyer Shigemori’s efforts to save him are hampered by the fact that Misumi keeps changing his story. The investigation unfolds through a series of increasingly tense, strikingly filmed prison interviews, memorable for the utter conviction of the performances. Utterly compelling, Kore-eda asks some fundamental questions about why we believe what we do and the inconvenient truths we choose to ignore.
“a captivating puzzle” Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
“A complex and engrossing examination of truth.” Hollywood Reporter
“They compare me with Ozu but I’m more like Ken Loach.” Hirokazu Kore-eda