DVD RC3 (Codefree DVD-player required), NTSC
Director: Ishikawa Kei
Cast: Tsumabuki Satoshi, Koide Keisuke, Matsumoto Wakana, Hamada Mari, Ichikawa Yui, Hirata Mitsuru, Mashima Hidekazu, Mitsushima Hikari, Usuda Asami, Nakamura Tomoya
Running time: 117 min
Released: 2017 [Japan]
Subtitles (removable): English, Traditional Chinese
Features: Anamorphic Widescreen, Dolby Digital 5.1
Distributor: Edko Films [Hong Kong] 2018
Based on Nukui Tokuro's Naoki Prize-nominated novel Gukoroku, the crime mystery Traces of Sin premiered in the Horizons section of the 2016 Venice Film Festival. Starring Tsumabuki Satoshi (Rage) and Mitsushima Hikari (Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai), director Ishikawa Kei's feature debut delivers a blistering portrait of social injustice and inequality.
A well-heeled family of three is brutally murdered in a shocking case that grips the headlines, but the perpetrator goes uncaught. One year later, investigative reporter Tanaka (Tsumabuki Satoshi) engrosses himself into the cold case, while also dealing with his troubled sister (Mitsushima Hikari), who has been arrested for child neglect. As Tanaka digs deeper into the murder mystery, he gradually uncovers the dark secrets of the deceased businessman and his seemingly perfect family that was anything but.