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Killing for the Prosecution (2018)

Kensatsu gawa no zainin (original title)
Mogami Takeshi works at the Tokyo prosecutor's office focusing on violent criminal cases. Okino Keiichiro admires him and is happy to be assigned to work with Mogami. When a money lender is... See full summary »

Director:

Masato Harada

Writers:

Shusuke Shizukui (based on the novel by), Masato Harada (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Takuya Kimura ... Takeshi Mogami
Kazunari Ninomiya ... Keiichiro Okino
Yuriko Yoshitaka Yuriko Yoshitaka ... Saho Tachibana
Takehiro Hira ... Kazuki Tanno
Yutaka Matsushige ... Toshinari Suwabe
Kôji Ohkura Kôji Ohkura ... Shiro Yumioka
Norito Yashima Norito Yashima ... Seiji Odajima
Takuma Otoo Takuma Otoo ... Chidori
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sei Ashina ... Driver
Midoriko Kimura ... Sakurako
Masaki Miura Masaki Miura
Katsuki Mori Katsuki Mori
Megumi Morino ... Spectator
Yasumasa Ohba Yasumasa Ohba ... Naoyuki Maekawa
Yoshi Sakô Yoshi Sakô ... Shigeo Matsukura
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Mogami Takeshi works at the Tokyo prosecutor's office focusing on violent criminal cases. Okino Keiichiro admires him and is happy to be assigned to work with Mogami. When a money lender is killed for his dealings with the deceased one Matsukura Shigeo is considered a suspect. He has a past involving a schoolgirl and the prosecutors strive to make the case. Written by aghaemi

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

24 August 2018 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$23,929,620
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Dolby Digital

Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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A Pro Abe Regime Propaganda Commercial Film
16 September 2018 | by hilaryswank2011See all my reviews

In ideological aspect, it is a pro Abe regime film. Anti-militarism episode is just a salt for this ideological camouflage for exploiting Chinese market.

One of examples is that when Okino torturing the suspect, serial killer Shigeo Matsukura played by Yoshi Sakô, Okino said that 'receiving annual national pension for old ageing population is a garbage'. This typical Neo liberalist thought against national pension system was brought into this quick dialogue. This film is full of Abe regime's concepts everywhere.

In Japan, prosecutors make their prosecuted cases completely guilty and they are protecting pro US and pro WW 2 militarist reactionaries as an independent political interest party in Japanese jurisdictional establishment. They are not any kinds of super heroes nor idols like Takuya Kimura.

In addition, the cinematography is not cinematic at all. It is rather being called TV videography that is typically lacking precise and adequate lighting among faces of actors.

This does not happen in Hollywood films and Hong Kong films. Its lighting does not additionally light up their facial expressions in the most of the scenes.

Lighting is un professional, it affected the entire quality of this videography. Lack of precise lighting on actors' facial performance is also a typical phenomenon of Galapagos production in the islands.

As a Galapagos production for Galapagos market, it is quite adequate. Japanese filmmaking is clearly sinking and decaying in this way. The number of the total amounts of production is just an illusion.


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