Magazine article Screen International

Film Movement Acquires 'The Third Murder' (Exclusive)

Magazine article Screen International

Film Movement Acquires 'The Third Murder' (Exclusive)

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The Third Murder screened at Venice and TIFF.

‘The Third Murder’

Film Movement has announced that it has acquired all North American distribution rights to Japanese director Kore-eda Hirokazu’s The Third Murder.

The company plans to release the film theatrically next summer, with digital and home entertainment releases to follow. President of Film Movement Michael E Rosenberg and Eva Diederix, head of international sales for Wild Bunch, brokered the deal.

The Third Murder centres on elite lawyer Shigemori, who takes on the defense of aging ex-con Misumi who is facing his second murder charge. Shigemori’s chances of winning the case seem low, as his client freely admits his guilt despite facing possible execution. …

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