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The Third Murder (2017)

Sandome no satsujin (original title)
Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 20 July 2018 (USA)
A courtroom drama centered around the murder of a factory president.

Director:

Hirokazu Koreeda
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Cast

Credited cast:
Masaharu Fukuyama ... Shigemori
Kôji Yakusho ... Misumi
Shinnosuke Mitsushima ... Kawashima Akira
Mikako Ichikawa Mikako Ichikawa ... Sasabara Itsuki
Izumi Matsuoka Izumi Matsuoka ... Hattori Akiko
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Isao Hashizume Isao Hashizume ... Shigemori Akihisa
Suzu Hirose ... Sakie
Hajime Inoue Hajime Inoue ... Ono Minoru
Aju Makita Aju Makita ... Shigemori Yuka
Ichirô Ogura Ichirô Ogura
Yuki Saitô Yuki Saitô ... Yamanaka Mitsue
Tôru Shinagawa Tôru Shinagawa ... Watanabe
Kôtarô Yoshida ... Settsu Daisuke
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Storyline

Misumi has a criminal record dating back many years and is now under the spotlight again. It looks like an open and shut case, for Misumi has confessed to the new charge. Enter prominent lawyer Shigemori, who harbours other ideas, which could mean the difference between life and death. Written by aghaemi

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Mystery

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The Canadian DVDs for The Third Murder also included the short film A Gentle Night. See more »

Quotes

Sakie: I don't want to pretend not to see, like my mother.
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The True Motive
27 April 2018 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

The defense attorney Shigemori (Masaharu Fukuyama) is summoned to help his coworkers in a murder case. The prisoner Misumi (Kôji Yakusho) has confessed the murder of his former boss and factory owner that was burnt to ashes nearby a river to rob his wallet to pay debts in gambling. Misumi will face death penalty since thirty years ago he killed another man and was defended by Shigemori´s father. Shigemori´s purpose is to change the sentence from death penalty to life. Shigemori is not satisfied with the lack of evidences of the case and notes that Misumi changes his testimony in each interview. He decides to investigate deeper the case and questions the true motive for the murder.

"Sandome no satsujin", a.k.a. "The Third Murder", is a tribunal and fatherhood drama with a screenplay with many twists. The storyline is based on a murder case with a confessing defendant and his new attorney seeking evidences to learn the truth. In common, there is the fatherhood: Shigemori is an absent father due to his dedication to his profession. Misumi is also an absent father since he has spent his last thirty years imprisoned. The victim was an abusive father and Misumi connects to his daughter as a second chance in life. In the end, was the murder to pay a debt with the Yakuza or a righteous justice act? My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "O Terceiro Assassinato" ("The Third Murder")


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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

20 July 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Tokyo, Japan See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,670, 22 July 2018

Gross USA:

$89,315

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$13,411,936
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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