As the Palme d'Or-winning director returns this week with his first film outside of Japan, 'The Truth' uniting screen legends Catherine Deneuve and Juliette Binoche, rediscover this intriguing and expertly paced courtroom drama from Hirokazu Kore-eda.
A man confesses to murder, although there is no evidence of his guilt. He has just completed prison time for a previous murder so it seems an open and shut case. But with the death sentence hanging over him, the accused unravels a more complex scenario.
Hirokazu Koreeda’s ('Shoplifters') 'The Third Murder' presents a chilling indictment of capital punishment.
★★★★ "Beguiling, disquieting courtroom drama" - Kevin Maher, The Times
★★★★ "A captivating puzzle" - Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian