With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013
With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

Sunday, June 29, 2014

"The Snow White Murder Case" trailer (English subtitle) JAPAN CUTS 2014

The Snow White Murder Case / Shirayukihime Satsujin Jiken
Directed by Yoshihiro Nakamura
With Mao Inoue, Go Ayano, Misako Renbutsu, Nanao,
Shihori Kanjiya, Nobuaki Kaneko, Erena Ono
Japan, 2014, 126 minutes
When: Saturday, July 11, 2014 @ 6:00 PM
Where: Japan Society
333 East 47th Street NYC
(Between 1st and 2nd Avenues)
U.S. Premiere

The Snow White Murder Case, directed by Yoshihiro Nakamura (helmer of Fish Story and Golden Slumbers) offers one of the best brain teasers of the year. Based on a novel by bestselling author Kanae Minato, the film dissects the odd goings-on behind the grim discovery of a corpse in the woods of a national park near Tokyo.

The victim is a beautiful young office worker, Noriko Miki (Nanao), the object of much jealousy at the cosmetic company where she was employed. Suspicions soon turn toward her co-worker Miki Shirono (Mao Inoue), who has vanished after the murder.

Blogger/journalist Yuji Akahoshi (Go Ayano) takes his investigation to the world of social media and the case quickly turns into a witch hunt with a full-blown Twitter storm. As the plot makes brain-bending twists and turns, the camera takes a cold, hard but not humorless look at the damage wrought by the pettiness of a passive-aggressive society. (Synopsis courtesy Japan Society NY.)

This screening of The Snow White Murder Case is part of JAPAN CUTS 2014 and is a co-presentation with the New York Asian Film Festival.