This moving story of a man struggling to find the truth while questioning his own faith in the law is a philosophical whodunit, intelligently broaching questions of guilt and innocence. Star attorney Shigemori agrees to defend Misumi, accused of murder after a fatal holdup. A man with a long criminal record, Misumi narrowly escaped the death sentence for another murder 30 years earlier. Astonishingly laid-back, Misumi has already confessed to the murder, and the evidence points to the fact that he is guilty. But the deeper Shigemori delves into this case, the more he begins to doubt his client. Soon he is faced with a complicated family story, and the plot thickens. In Japanese with English subtitles.
Filmography: After the Storm (2016), Our Little Sister (2015), Like Father, Like Son (2013), I Wish (2011), Air Doll (2009), Still Walking (2008), Hana (2006), Nobody Knows (2004), After Life (1998), Maborosi (1995)
Interviews: Japan Times