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I Just Didn't Do It (2006)

Soredemo boku wa yattenai (original title)
A young man is falsely accused of molesting a high-school girl on a train. He is arrested and charged, and goes through endless court sessions, all the while insisting that he is innocent.

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Teppei Kaneko (as Ryô Kase)
Asaka Seto ...
Riko Sudo, Lawyer
Kôji Yamamoto ...
Tatsuo Saito
Masako Motai ...
Toyoko kaneko
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Masayoshi Arakawa, Lawyer
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Hideo Mitsui
Yosuke Ishii ...
Keizo Hirayama
Toshiyuki Kitami ...
Takashi Miyamoto
Fumiyo Kohinata ...
Shogo Muroyama
Tôru Masuoka ...
Seiichiro Tamura
Ken Mitsuishi ...
Mitsuru Sada
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Koji Yamada (as Nao Ômori)
Toshinori Omi
Hidemi Sekiguchi ...
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A young man is falsely accused of molesting a high-school girl on a train. He is arrested and charged, and goes through endless court sessions, all the while insisting that he is innocent.

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Even So, I Didn't Do It  »

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An Innocent shall not be punished, even if 10 true offenders slip away
20 January 2008 | by (Tokyo / Toronto) – See all my reviews

A man falsely accused of groping fights for his innocence. Groping leaves no evidence, and the Japanese courtrooms are heavily biased against the offender.

"Soredemo" is one of the greatest Japanese film I've seen to date. This movie deals with the horrifying truths behind the Japanese court system. Life-altering and inspirational movie. I haven't seen Kase Ryou in film before, but he handled this difficult role perfectly, excellent control of his emotions. The supporting cast is filled with actors I consider to be the most talented in acting skills, and they all gave great performances. Casting was incredibly well-done.

This movie was directed by the same person who did "Shall We Dance?" and the lead actor in that movie, Yakusho Kouji appears as the main lawyer. Direction, screenplay, and the story were absolutely perfect.

A must-watch film.


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