Tuesday, 30 January 2018

Capital Celluloid 2018 - Day 40: Fri Feb 9

Memoirs of a Murderer (Irie, 2017): ICA Cinema, 8.40pm

This film is part of the 'Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2018: (Un)true Colours – Secrets and Lies in Japanese Cinema' season at the ICA (full details here). 

ICA Cinema introduction:
When a legal loophole allows a string of unsolved brutal murders to pass the statute of limitations, a fame-hungry killer known as the Tokyo Strangler (Tatsuya Fujiwara) suddenly emerges in the public spotlight, announcing the release of his tell-all book confessing to the unsolved brutal murders committed decades ago. Watching the media frenzy unfold is detective Makimura (Hideaki Ito), wracked by his failure to crack the case years ago. A series of lingering questions leads Makimura to delve deeper in search of closure. Yu Irie adapts Jung Byoung-Gil's gripping thriller Confession of Murder in this murder mystery, featuring more twisted turns than the original. A huge domestic box office hit, this thriller packs a punch and features an all-star cast.

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