Director: Kei Ishikawa
Stars: Satoshi Tsumabuki, Hikari Mitsushima, Keisuke Koide, Asami Usuda, Yui Ichikawa

Tanaka is going through a tough time trying to support his younger sister Mitsuko, recently arrested and on hold in jail.

An investigative reporter, he immerses himself into a story about a shocking murder case gone cold. The “perfect” family – successful businessman, beautiful wife and adorable child – were brutally murdered a year ago and the case remains unsolved.

Tanaka interviews their friends and acquaintances, and as stories of their true nature unfold, he begins to discover that the family was not as ideal as believed. The interviewees themselves unveil their own hidden natures, revealing a disturbing portrait of social elitism.

Director Kei Ishikawa’s first feature film and originally premiered at Venice Film Festival, Gukoroku is a crime mystery exploring the dark sides of social cliques and ruthlessness of human nature.

There will be 15-20 minutes of trailers and adverts before the screening (not included in duration).

Certificate:

15

Duration

Approx 120 mins

Languages:

Japanese (English subtitles)

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