Wednesday, February 21, 2007

 

Director challenges Japan justice system

‘Masayuki Suo had an international hit a decade ago with the original “Shall We Dance?” Now the director is offering much more serious fare: a film that challenges Japan’s secretive, lethargic justice system.

“I Just Didn’t Do It” is about the legal battle of a man mistakenly accused of groping a woman on a jam-packed commuter train in Tokyo, taking aim at a court system with a suspiciously high 99 percent conviction rate.’




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