Leading attorney Shigemori takes on the defence of murder-robbery suspect Misumi who served jail time for another murder 30 years ago. Misumi freely admits his guilt despite facing the death penalty. As he digs deeper into the case, Shigemori begins to doubt whether his client is the murderer.
Before winning the Palm D’Or with Shoplifters, Hirokazu Koreeda directed this crime thriller filled with nuance and complexity. Defying genre conventions, its whodunit aspect quickly makes room for a deeper exploration of truth, memory and the power of stories that we tell ourselves and others.