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TRUST NO ONE

The Third Murder

Sandome no Satsujin

HIROKAZU KORE-EDA
Japan, 2017
124 minutes, Color

Factory worker Misumi (Köji Yakusho) admits that he has killed the factory's owner and stolen his wallet because he needed the money. His lawyers take him at his word; after all, Misumi has already done 30 years for previous crimes. Then he announces to the shock of everyone that the wife paid him to kill her husband for the insurance money. Lead attorney Shigemori (Masaharu Fukuyama) says, "The truth doesn't matter." But, as he becomes increasingly fascinated with Misumi, in whom he sees something of himself as a delinquent parent, the detached cynic becomes emotionally invested in the case. Master filmmaker Hirokazu Kore-eda's presumed murderer convincingly tells his story in several contradictory ways (a new spin on the "Rashomon effect"), and we remain tantalizingly in suspense as to whether he is just a feckless sap too dumb to defend himself or an adroit schemer with a strategy no one understands.—Miguel Pendás

In Japanese with English subtitles

TRUST NO ONE

The Third Murder

Sandome no Satsujin

HIROKAZU KORE-EDA
Japan, 2017
124 minutes, Color

Factory worker Misumi (Köji Yakusho) admits that he has killed the factory's owner and stolen his wallet because he needed the money. His lawyers take him at his word; after all, Misumi has already done 30 years for previous crimes. Then he announces to the shock of everyone that the wife paid him to kill her husband for the insurance money. Lead attorney Shigemori (Masaharu Fukuyama) says, "The truth doesn't matter." But, as he becomes increasingly fascinated with Misumi, in whom he sees something of himself as a delinquent parent, the detached cynic becomes emotionally invested in the case. Master filmmaker Hirokazu Kore-eda's presumed murderer convincingly tells his story in several contradictory ways (a new spin on the "Rashomon effect"), and we remain tantalizingly in suspense as to whether he is just a feckless sap too dumb to defend himself or an adroit schemer with a strategy no one understands.—Miguel Pendás

In Japanese with English subtitles


Friday, April 20
8:30 PM
Sunday, April 22
8:15 PM

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