7 user 6 critic

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 »


Masato Harada


Shusuke Shizukui (based on the novel by), Masato Harada (screenplay)
1 win & 7 nominations. See more awards »


Learn more

More Like This 

    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

The 'helicopter doctor' team is back with perfect hair, perfect skin and perfect body and ready to take on expected and unexpected disasters and accidents at Japan's Narita airport and ... See full summary »

Stars: Tomohisa Yamashita, Yui Aragaki, Erika Toda
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Shimazaki Akira lives with his middle school student son. He used to work as a bodyguard, but, due to an incident, he now works as a security guard at a construction site. The private ... See full summary »

Stars: Takuya Kimura, Shin'nosuke Abe, Yôsuke Eguchi
Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

When three murders occur in Tokyo, aside from the corpse and the crime, the commonality is the placement of numbers next to scene of crime. As such, the lead investigator pieces together ... See full summary »

Director: Masayuki Suzuki
Stars: Takuya Kimura, Masami Nagasawa, Nozomi de Lencquesaing
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

The Yorozuya gang returns to protect the country's shogun when the Shinsengumi police force finds itself in a crisis.

Director: Yûichi Fukuda
Stars: Shun Oguri, Masaki Suda, Kanna Hashimoto
Comedy | Drama | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A group of friends from high school days reunite for once more time before one of them are going to die from cancer.

Director: Hitoshi Ône
Stars: Ryôko Shinohara, Suzu Hirose, Yuka Itaya
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Hiroshima Police detective Ogami Shogo and his partner Hioka Shuichi are investigating the disappearance of a company's employees amidst an escalating yakuza turf war in 1988. Blood, ... See full summary »

Director: Kazuya Shiraishi
Stars: Kôji Yakusho, Joey Tee, Junko Abe
Hero XI (2015)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

When district prosecutor Kohei Kuryu is given the file of a murdered woman whose body is discovered next to a consular building he encounters more than the average number of challenges in ... See full summary »

Director: Masayuki Suzuki
Stars: Takuya Kimura, Keiko Kitagawa, Takako Matsu
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

When Okita Kazuaki was starting out as a doctor, he was forced to resign from the hospital. He left his girlfriend Danjo Mifuyu behind and went to the US alone. 10 years go by and he comes ... See full summary »

Stars: Takuya Kimura, Yûko Takeuchi, Ken'ichi Matsuyama
Kakekomi (2015)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The lives of women saved by the historical Tokei-ji Buddhist Temple.

Director: Masato Harada
Stars: Yô Ôizumi, Erika Toda, Hikari Mitsushima
Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

When high school student Tomura Naoki met piano tuner Itadori Soichiro at his school in Hokkaido, he could smell the forest from the piano tuned by Soichiro. Touched, the boy decides to ... See full summary »

Director: Kôjirô Hashimoto
Stars: Keiko Horiuchi, Moka Kamishiraishi, Mone Kamishiraishi
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

The War ended on August 15th, 1945. What took place in Japan on the previous night? The unknown destiny of the day is unveiled.

Director: Masato Harada
Stars: Kôji Yakusho, Masahiro Motoki, Tsutomu Yamazaki
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

After Asami's boyfriend lost his cellphone, she begins to receive unknown credit card payment notification, her social media information is leaked, and she is drawn into an unexpected ... See full summary »

Director: Hideo Nakata
Stars: Keiko Kitagawa, Yûdai Chiba, Ryô Narita


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


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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis




See all certifications »


Official Sites:

Official Website





Release Date:

24 August 2018 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Killing for the Prosecution See more »


Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

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.

87 of 99 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 7 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial

Recently Viewed