Hikari Mitsushima (left) and Satoshi Tsumabuki in a still from Gukoroku – Traces of Sin (category IIB, Japanese), directed by Kei Ishikawa.

Film review: Gukoroku – Traces of Sin, a crime mystery and a takedown of Japan’s elite

Shot in muted colours, with many characters filmed in shadow or behind glass, Kei Ishikawa’s film uncovers the ruthless competition between different cliques and social hierarchies in the supposedly respectable middle classes

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Hikari Mitsushima (left) and Satoshi Tsumabuki in a still from Gukoroku – Traces of Sin (category IIB, Japanese), directed by Kei Ishikawa.
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