The third murder

The third murder

Sandome no Satsujin

DVD - 2018 | Japanese
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Leading attorney Shigemori takes on the defense of murder-robbery suspect Misumi who served jail time for another murder 30 years ago. Shigemori's chances of winning the case seem low; his client freely admits his guilt, despite facing the death penalty if he is convicted. As he digs deeper into the case, as he hears the testimonies of the victim's family and Misumi himself, the once confident Shigemori begins to doubt whether his client is the murderer after all.
Publisher: [New York, N.Y.] :, Film Movement,, [2018]
Edition: Widescreen.
Copyright Date: ©2018
Branch Call Number: DVD FICTION THI
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (124 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
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jimg2000
Jul 31, 2019

A defense attorney becomes entangled in the complex relationships between the accused murderer and the victim's family. Through the discovery and trial of the case, the film examines crime and punishment in general that include many gray areas of justice, except corruption. Watched several samurai and yakuza films with the two actors in leading roles. This time, in a legal thriller, both did great as a psychopath and his dedicated defender in court.

lotuslori_8 Feb 25, 2019

A great psychological drama which starts out as a relatively straight forward case for the Shigemori, the lawyer, but then begins to become more complex as the defendant's story keeps changing.

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DoctorVine
Jan 03, 2019

Good actors, good puzzle.

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jimg2000
Jul 31, 2019

To doubt is already a sufficient proof, isn't it?
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Deserved? It's just like that prosecutor said. A defense lawyer like you prevents criminals from facing their crime.
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It's surprising he didn't get death sentence with that.
-If the penalty was death sentence that time, I wouldn't feel guilty that there will be another victim like this.
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There are people like that who are like beasts. But the sentence this time was his unfortunate upbringing and being poor as the reasons that were highly made into consideration. It was 30 years ago. Because the idea that crime was born from the society still existed in the world.
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There's no one. There's no one like that. There's no one who are better not born.
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Is what you want to say to satisfy your own justice?
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No, things like understanding and empathy are not needed in defense.
-Is that so?
Yeah, since it's not like we are going to be friends.

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jimg2000
Jul 31, 2019

Would killing because of a grudge makes the crime lighter than the purpose of wanting money?
-It's heavier if the motive is money. Well, to put it simply, it was a selfish motive.
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In cases of a grudge, there is a thought that it was unavoidable to hold a murderous intent.
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There's a very deep gap between someone who kills and someone who cannot kill. Whether that gap can be crossed has been decided since they were born.
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Killing would not settle everything.
-Aren't you all settling things like that?
Are you talking about death sentence with that?
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In places where one's will is irrelevant, people are born, and unreasonably, life is being snatched away.
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I've always thought that it's better if I was never born.
-Why, may I ask?
I give pain. I give pain to others with just existing.
-If what you just said is true, even someone like me have become useful to someone.
Even if... you are a murderer?

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jimg2000
Jul 31, 2019

I wonder which is the truth. Is it a grudge or insurance money?
-But wouldn't that be determined with the benefits of the client?
Well, of course. I guess it is like that for court tactics.
-Is there anything else we can think of besides that? Is there nothing else?
None.
-We don't even know which of them is the truth.
That's why we're going to choose what's useful.
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To think a defense lawyer like you would prevent criminals from confronting their crime.
-What? What do you mean confronting the wrongdoing?
Aren't you just turning your eyes away from the "truth"?
-Truth?
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No one here speaks the truth.
-No one?
Who decides who to judge?
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Even the judge will have his evaluation echoed unless he does not do as many times as scheduled. Even though our positions are different, everyone is riding on the same ship of judicial judgment.

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