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Kore-eda Hirokazu, Fukuyama Masaharu – The Third Murder #Venezia74

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A man struggling to find the truth while questioning his own faith in the law

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PODCAST | Matt Micucci interviews Kore-eda Hirokazu and Fukuyama Masaharu, director and actor of the film The Third Murder.

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The great filmmaker Kore-eda Hirokazu talks to FRED about his latest work, The Third Murder, in competition at the 74th Venice International Film Festival. Along with him, one of its lead actors, Fukuyama Masaharu. In this short but intense interview, Kore-eda discusses the importance of truth in his film – the many truths it presents, but also a lack of truth – while Masaharu talks about how he was able to connect with his character, the attorney Shigemori, who struggles to find the truth while questioning his own faith in the law.

The Third Murder:  leading attorney Shigemori takes on the defence 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.

  • Reporter
    Matt Micucci
  • Guest
    Kore-eda Hirokazu, Fukuyama Masaharu
  • Interviewee role
    Director, Actor
  • Film title
    The Third Murder
  • Festival section
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