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Soredemo boku wa yattenai

Masayuki Suo Japan, 2006

Mugino's rating of the film I Just Didn't Do It

Loosely based on a true story, this is a grim yet fascinating glimpse into the present criminal justice system in Japan. A move to afford greater rights to victims has corrupted itself into a perverse 99.9% conviction rate at the expense of the innocent. (FYI, English Wiki has it wrong regarding the events that followed the real-life 2005 case.)