VILLAIN

AKUNIN

By Sang-Il LEE

TOHO CO., LTD. - as SALES All rights, World

Drama - Completed 2010

A female insurance company employee is murdered.
A man emerges as a suspect. Another woman meets him.
A fugitive and a victim, and their respective families…
An ensemble drama turns into a chase story, and then a love story.
Why did the murder occur? What is the two running from?
And is the fug

    • Year of production
    • 2010
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • JAPAN
    • Languages
    • JAPANESE
    • Duration
    • 140 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Sang-Il LEE
    • Writer(s)
    • Shuichi YOSHIDA, Sang-Il LEE
    • Producer(s)
    • Tomoyo NIHIRA, Genki KAWAMURA
    • Synopsis
    • A diligent insurance company employee is found strangled. As the family, friends and colleagues grieve their loss, they uncover a devastating truth about her double life—she often was involved in illicit sexual affairs with different men she met on online dating sites.
      From the information, the police narrows the suspect to the last person she had met on the dating site, a construction worker by the name of Yuichi. However, he already is on the run with another girl he had just met on the same dating site, Mitsuyo Magome. Believing in their one night of passion together, Mitsuyo had convinced him to runaway with her, instead of turning himself in. The country-wide hunt for Yuichi and Mitsuyo involves not only the frenzied media, but the distraught father of the victim, the disbelieving grandmother of the suspect and all who seeks the truth. Why did he kill her?
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