An elite salary man, his wife and and their child are murdered by an unknown assailant. The case initially made the headlines, but it is now an unsolved case. One year later, Tanaka, a weekly magazine reporter, begins to cover the unsolved murder case and look for the truth. Through an interview with someone who knew the deceased, he learns the murdered couple was far from the ideal couple that they appeared.
Cast & Credits
Tanaka, an investigative journalist for the weekly magazine, recalls his mind after his visit to the prison, covering the Tako family homicide case, which is not resolved for a year. In interviewing the witnesses related to the homicide case, his lawyer asks him about how his sister left her daughter Chihiro alone, with Mitsuko's lack of maternal care, which led to her being in the hospital. The dialogues and stories of each witness slowly reveal the truth about the Tako family ...
A dialogue film between the long characters, rich in detail, while orchestrating each scene accordingly that unravels the mystery behind the unresolved murder case.
A good movie that may shock, every scenario, past and present, of the witnesses are explained in detail without losing any factor related to the unresolved mysterious case. "Trace of Sin" is a brilliant adaptation of the novel, especially in how it captures the detail and depth of the conversations between each character in the story. Highly recommend.