Fate, Truth and Judgment


With the accused (Koji Yakusho, far right) awaiting his sentence, defense attorney Shigemori (Masaharu Fukuyama) makes his case in court. (Images courtesy FUJI TV / GAGA)


By MIKEY HIRANO CULROSS, Rafu Arts & Entertainment

It’s anyone’s guess whether director Hirokazu Kore-eda timed his legal drama to coincide with a point in American history at which we are evaluating the basic definition of fact.

That’s what he has accomplished, however, and it’s w