The Journalist『新聞記者』

  • Thriller, Drama, 2019
  • 1h 53m

This film is eligible for the Kobayashi Audience Choice Award. After viewing please rate this film here.

A Journalist of Tokyo newspaper reporter named Yoshioka (Shim Eun Kyung) receives anonymous fax about a confidential construction project for a new university. Raised in the US with a Japanese father and Korean mother, she has a very personal drive in her work as a journalist and is determined to find the truth. Meanwhile, Sugihara (Tori Matsuoka), a bureaucrat at the Cabinet Information Research Office, finds himself torn. In contrast to his conviction to, “serve the people”, he is given the duty to control any type of news that may be inconvenient to the current administration. Approaching the day his beloved wife is set to give birth, he decides to pay a visit to a respected old boss, Kanzaki. A few days later, Kanzaki is found thrown from the roof of a building. The young journalist struggles to find the truth. The elite bureaucrat learns about the presence of certain darkness and is pressed to make a decision. When their lives intersect, a shocking truth comes to light. Directly piercing through current real-world problems, this is social commentary entertainment like never seen before in Japanese cinema, in ways you may not even believe.

Ⓒ2019 “The Journalist” Film Partners

新聞記者

優秀作品賞含め第43回日本アカデミー賞で6部門を受賞した社会派サスペンス。東京新聞記者・望月衣塑子の同名ベストセラーを原案に、若き新聞記者とエリート官僚の対峙と葛藤をオリジナルストーリーで描き出す。新聞記者としてある事件の真実に迫ろうともがく吉岡と、内閣情報調査室で働く中、政権の暗部に気づき選択を迫られる官僚の杉原。そんな2人の人生が交差する時、ある衝撃の事実が明らかになる。

監督:藤井道人 『デイアンドナイト』『青の帰り道』

出演:シム・ウンギョン、松坂桃李、本田翼、田中哲司、西田尚美

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Director

Michihito Fujii

Language

Japanese with English subtitles

Subtitles

English

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