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Half a Confession

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Genre  Drama, Mystery
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Language  Japanese
6.6/10 IMDb

Director  Kiyoshi Sasabe
Story by  Hideo Yokoyama
Country  Japan
Half a Confession movie poster
Release date  January 10, 2004
Writer  Kiyoshi Sasabe, Toshiyuki Tabe, Hideo Yokoyama (story)
Screenplay  Kiyoshi Sasabe, Toshiyuki Tabe
Cast  Akira Terao, Kyohei Shibata, Mieko Harada, Hidetaka Yoshioka, Mayu Tsuruta, Kirin Kiki
Similar movies  Akira Terao and Mieko Harada appear in Half a Confession and After the Rain

Half a Confession (半落ち, Han'ochi) is a 2004 Japanese film directed by Kiyoshi Sasabe. It was chosen as Best Film at the Japan Academy Prize ceremony.

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Summary

Respected inspecter Soichiro Kaji is imprisoned for killing his wife, Keiko, who, suffering from Alzheimer's disease, requested it. His colleagues at Tokyo Police Force discover that Kaji intended to commit suicide after killing her, but instead went away on a bullet train two days later. A suspicious item is found in his coat pocket that suggests Kaji was unfaithful. The incident makes headlines in Tokyo, where a young female reporter sets out to find the truth about the acclaimed yet intriguingly silent defendant. Soichiro Kaji has drawn the interest of many: lawyer, judge, detective, relative... Slowly they weave the tale behind it all and tentatively tread upon the question of euthanasia.

Cast

  • Akira Terao: Soichiro Kaji
  • Mieko Harada: Keiko Kaji
  • Hidetaka Yoshioka
  • Mayu Tsuruta
  • Kyohei Shibata
  • Kirin Kiki: Yasuko Shimamura
  • Reiko Takashima
  • Jun Kunimura
  • Tsuyoshi Ihara
  • Tomoko Naraoka
  • Reception

    The film was nominated for twelve awards at the 2005 Japan Academy Prize, winning Best Film and Best Actor. It also won the award for Best Actor at the 2005 Blue Ribbon Awards.

    References

    Half a Confession Wikipedia
    Half a Confession IMDbHalf a Confession Rotten TomatoesHalf a Confession themoviedb.org


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