The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2019

Memoirs of a Murderer

(22 nenme no kokuhaku: Watashi ga satsujinhan desu, 22年目の告白―私が殺人犯です―)

When a legal loophole allows a string of unsolved brutal murders to pass the statute of limitations, the fame-hungry killer, known as the Tokyo strangler (Tatsuya Fujiwara), suddenly emerges in 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. However, 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.

2017/117 min/English Subtitles

 

22年目の告白 -私が殺人犯です-

迷宮入りし時効を迎えた連続絞殺事件。1995年に起きたこの事件の真犯人であることを堂々と名乗る男性が現れた。彼の書いた手記はベストセラーになり、一躍、ときの人として注目が集まる。彼はマスコミを引き連れて被害者家族への謝罪をするなど、派手なパフォーマンスで警察を挑発するが……。2012年の韓国映画「殺人の告白」をリメイクしたサスペンス。

監督: 入江悠
出演: 藤原竜也、伊藤英明、夏帆

(Special thanks to Eikoku News Digest)

 

Director: Yu Irie
Cast: Tatsuya Fujiwara, Hideaki Ito, Kaho, Shuhei Nomura, Anna Ishibashi, Ryo Ryusei

Showing at:

ICA
9 February 2018

QUAD
10 February 2018

Watershed
11 February 2018

Showroom Cinema
22 March 2018

Broadway
23 March 2018

Firstsite
24 March 2018

Midlands Arts Centre
24 March 2018

Queen's Film Theatre
25 March 2018