Masaharu Fukuyama, Kôji Yakusho, Shinnosuke Mitsushima, Mikako Ichikawa
Leading defence lawyer Shigemori (Masaharu Fukuyama) - the son of a retired judge - takes on the case of Misumi (Kôji Yakusho), whose murder charge comes soon after his recent release from prison. As a two-time offender he would almost certainly face death by hanging. Shigemori, however, begins to realise that there is no hard evidence against his client, and the more he digs, the more complex the case reveals itself to be...
With a score from acclaimed composer Ludovico Einaudi, Japanese maestro Hirokazu Koreeda returns with this engrossing, humanist film, that turns a critical eye towards the justice system in Japan.
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