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U.S. Trailer for Hirokazu Kore-eda’s Courtroom Drama ‘The Third Murder’

Hirokazu Kore-eda, one of Japan’s most cherished filmmakers, is seemingly unstoppable right about now. His most recent film Shoplifters was a major hit at this year’s Cannes Film Festival (our review), taking home the Palme d’Or. However, before we get to see Shoplifters in the U.S., there’s another Kore-eda film that demands our attention.

Initially premiering at the Venice Film Festival, The Third Murder – also known as its Japanese title Sandome no satsujin – found major success for Kore-eda: screening at a slew of top film festivals around the world and garnishing six awards at the Japanese Academy Awards. The Third Murder will be distributed domestically courtesy of Film Movement – and we have a new U.S. trailer.

Kore-eda, typically delivering compelling films that are cored within intimate human relationships, finds himself slightly outside his expected genre with The Third Murder. Staged as a hostile courtroom drama,

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