The Third Murder
Friday, July 20 through Thursday, July 26 (several screenings each day)
Quad Cinemas – 34 W. 13th Street (between 5th and 6th Avenues)
Admission: $16/$13 for seniors and children
This gripping, morally complex crime procedural had its New York premiere last month during the New York Asian Film Festival. The Third Murder is an intricate and surprising change of pace from internationally acclaimed Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda, winner of this year’s Palme d’Or for his latest film, Shoplifters.
Jaded defense attorney Shigemori (Masaharu Fukuyama) reluctantly takes on the case of Misumi (Kōji Yakusho), a factory worker and former convict who pleads guilty to the murder of his employer—and finds himself in deep water when the client’s story keeps changing. Is this man devising a sinister cover-up or simply losing his mind?
The Third Murder is a powerfully moving drama about Shigemori’s struggle to find the truth while questioning his own faith in the law.
In Japanese with English subtitles
A group rate of $13 is available for groups of ten or more. Tickets must be purchased in advance through the Quad Cinema box office in person or by calling 212-255-2243. For show times and to purchase tickets, please visit Quad Cinema’s website.