Masaharu Fukuyama (left) and Koji Yakusho in a still from The Third Murder (category IIB, Japanese), directed by Hirokazu Koreeda. Photo: Fuji TVMasaharu Fukuyama (left) and Koji Yakusho in a still from The Third Murder (category IIB, Japanese), directed by Hirokazu Koreeda. Photo: Fuji TV
Masaharu Fukuyama (left) and Koji Yakusho in a still from The Third Murder (category IIB, Japanese), directed by Hirokazu Koreeda. Photo: Fuji TV

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Film review: The Third Murder – Masaharu Fukuyama, Koji Yakusho in Hirokazu Koreeda’s masterful legal thriller

This courtroom drama forgoes the usual sensational elements, relying instead on the interplay between the main characters to build tension and reveal clues, although some will find the pacing a challenge

Topic |   Asian cinema: Japanese films
Masaharu Fukuyama (left) and Koji Yakusho in a still from The Third Murder (category IIB, Japanese), directed by Hirokazu Koreeda. Photo: Fuji TVMasaharu Fukuyama (left) and Koji Yakusho in a still from The Third Murder (category IIB, Japanese), directed by Hirokazu Koreeda. Photo: Fuji TV
Masaharu Fukuyama (left) and Koji Yakusho in a still from The Third Murder (category IIB, Japanese), directed by Hirokazu Koreeda. Photo: Fuji TV
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