Audience favourite, Toma Ikuta, continues his flourishing streak on the big screen –this time portraying a down and out journalist, Masuda, whose lofty ambitions result in an article that inadvertently causes tragedy. Disillusioned, he resigns himself to a menial job at a small factory where he encounters Suzuki. Ever the true detective, Masuda immediately begins to grow suspicious of his withdrawn co-worker, who he believes may have been involved in a spate of child murders that took place almost two decades ago. Budding suspicion soon turns into an obsession that the relentless journalist channels into a new investigation piece. But when a similar murder unexpectedly takes place, Masuda is forced to delve more deeply into the complex issues surrounding the limits of responsibility and coming to terms with guilt.
This screening will not feature adverts or trailers and will start promptly at the advertised time.
Screening as part of The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2019.