Death-row inmate Sudo (Pierre Taki) sends a letter to magazine reporter Fujii (Takayuki Yamada). In his letter, he states that a man named Kimura (Lily Franky), also known as "teacher," committed numerous murders for insurance money. While checking out the story, based on Sudo's tip, Fuji becomes convinced that the letter is correct. But, a lot of time has passed from the incidents and Sudo's testimony isn't clear. Due to the persistance of Sudo, who is a former yakuza, and Fuji, the police begin to move.
Takayuki Yamada as Shuichi Fujii
Lily Franky as Takao Kimura
Pierre Taki as Junji Sudo
Chizuru Ikewaki as Yoko Fujii
Kazuko Shirakawa as Yurie Ushiba
Katsuya Kobayashi as Kuniyuki Igarashi
Ryotaro Yonemura as Kenichi Sasaki
Izumi Matsuoka as Shizue Tono
Yu Saito as Yoshimasa Hino
Jitsuko Yoshimura as Kazuko Fujii
Boo Jiji as Satoru Ushiba
Nozomi Muraoka as Rie Shibakawa
Cold Fish (2010). Lily Franky appears in The Devils Path and Like Father - Like Son. Takayuki Yamada appears in The Devils Path and Monsterz. The Backwater (2013). Takayuki Yamada appears in The Devils Path and Lesson of the Evil.
Film Business Asias Derek Elley gave the film a rating of 7 out of 10. Kwenton Bellette of Twitch Film criticized the film.
The film has been nominated for several awards at the 37th Japan Academy Prize, including for Picture of the Year.