Crime & Mystery

The Crimes That Bind


Directed by: Katsuo Fukuzawa

Year: 2018

Length: 119 minutes

Classification rating: Under 15s must be accompanied by an adult

Screens in: Sydney


Just how strongly can a single thread bind people’s fates together?

Screening as part of JFF Fringe 2019.

Michiko Oshitani, a woman from Shiga prefecture, near Kyoto, was found strangled to death in a Tokyo apartment belonging to a labourer named Mutsuo Koshikawa. However, police hit a brick wall when they fail to find any links between the two.

Enter Kyoichiro Kaga (Hiroshi Abe), an  unconventional detective called on to solve mysterious cases. His investigation leads him to Hiromi Asai (Nanako Matsushima), a celebrity theatre director whose glamourous world seems far removed from the case. Despite appearances, Kaga digs deeper and unearths a connection between his late mother and Mutsuo Koshikawa. Just how strongly can a single thread bind people’s fates together? Detective Kaga is about to find out.

The Crimes That Bind is the last instalment in the popular mystery series by novelist Keigo Higashino. JFF 2018 Official Selection.

Event Cinemas George Street, Sydney

Director: Katsuo Fukuzawa

Original Story: Keigo Higashino

Screenplay: Jeong-Mi Lee

Producer: Hidenori Iyoda, Kazufumi Fujii, Ryutaro Kawashima and Hiroyuki Tsuyuzaki

Cast: Hiroshi Abe, Nanako Matsushima, Junpei Mizobata, Rena Tanaka, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Ran Ito and Fumiyo Kohinata

Genre: Crime & Mystery

Language: In Japanese with English subtitles.

Format: DCP colour

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