The Third Murder

Foreign Film Series ~ The Third Murder

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
  • Chief Theater, 813 Lincoln Ave.
Winner of SIX Japanese Academy Awards, a mystery drama from Japan by director Hirokazu Kore-eda, screening at the Chief Theater.

Leading attorney Shigemori takes on the defense 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.

Screens in Japanese with English subtitles

Run Time: 

124 minutes
"A crime drama like no other…Does the world need any more reminders that Hirokazu Kore-eda is one of its greatest filmmakers? "
The Village Voice