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The Voice of Sin

In conjunction with the Cambridge Film Trust and the Japan Foundation, Jesus College and the Intellectual Forum were delighted to host a screening of DOI Nobuhiro’s The Voice of Sin on Tuesday 1st March 2022, which had its UK premiere in the Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2022.

Inspired by a shocking cold case that shook Japan, DOI Nobuhiro’s award-winning film The Voice of Sin sees Eiji (OGURI Shun) as a determined newspaper reporter, writing an investigative piece on a high-profile unsolved extortion case dating back over thirty years which involved the blackmail of several confectionary companies by a criminal gang. A tailor living in Kyoto, Toshiya (HOSHINO Gen), makes a strange discovery when going through the possessions of his late father – a cassette tape recording of his voice from childhood with a threatening message. Was he involved in the case? As both men try to solve their own mysteries, their paths soon cross and they face the surprising truth behind the crime.

Directed by: DOI Nobuhiro

Starring: OGURI Shun, HOSHINO Gen, SHINOHARA Yukiko

Japanese with English subtitles. Runtime 142m. Rated 15.