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Penance

Shokuzai (Japan)

Directed by:
Kiyoshi Kurosawa
Cast:
Kyoko Koizumi, Yu Aoi, Eiko Koike, Sakura Ando
Duration:
12h:00m
TIFF edition:
2013
Category:
Synopsis:

Fifteen years ago, tragedy struck a small town when a young school girl Emili was abducted and killed by a stranger. Four girls are the first to discover her body. The abductor is never found and the crime goes unsolved. Crazed with grief, Emili’s mother Asako condemns the four girls, none of which can remember the abductor’s face... Her reaction will set in motion a chain of tragic events.

Awards
FIPRESCI Award - Fribourg 2013

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