(Original title: 友罪/Yuzai)


129 min./ 2018 / Japan / Color / DCP / 5.1ch

Category Drama
Takahisa Zeze "Heaven's Story"
Toma Ikuta "Close-Knit"
Eita Nagayama "Hara-kiri: Death of a Samurai"
Original Novel: Gaku Yakumaru
Screenplay by: Takahisa Zeze
Director of Photography: Atsuhiro Nabeshima “Heaven’s Story”
Production Designer: Toshihiro Isomi “The World of Kanako”
Music by: Yoshihiro Hanno”Mountains May Depart”
Film Festivals & Awards
Shanghai IFF 2018
Karlovy Vary IFF 2018
Japanese FF India 2018
Japanese FF Australia 2018
129 min./ 2018 / Japan / Color / DCP / 5.1ch


An ex-journalist Masuda whose article caused a scandalous fatality now works at a small factory. He learns that his colleague Suzuki is a former convict who killed some children back in middle school. Trying to get back his old job, Masuda secretly starts to write a piece on Suzuki while befriending him. The more he learns about his colleague, however, the more Masuda remembers his younger self, a boy who triggered his classmate's suicide.

Interweaving stories of people haunted by past incidents, Director Zeze powerfully portraits the atonement and embracement of life.

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