The Journalist (2019 film)

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The Journalist
The Journalist 2019 poster.jpg
Japanese 新聞記者
Hepburn Shinbun Kisha
Directed byMichihito Fujii
Produced by
  • Akihiko Takaishi
  • Mitsunobu Kawamura
  • Haruo Okamoto
Screenplay by
  • Roba Shimori
  • Akihiko Takaishi
  • Michihito Fujii
Story byIsoko Mochizuki
Based onThe Journalist
by Isoko Mochizuki
Starring
Music by Taro Iwashiro
CinematographyKeisuke Imamura
Edited byTatsuma Furukawa
Production
company
  • The Icon
  • Star Sands
Distributed byAeon Entertainmet
Release date
  • 28 June 2019 (2019-06-28)(Japan)
Running time
113 minutes
CountryJapan
LanguageJapanese

The Journalist (新聞記者, Shinbun Kisha) is a 2019 Japanese drama film loosely based on the 2017 book of the same name by Isoko Mochizuki, directed by Michihito Fujii. It received 6 Japan Academy Prize nominations and won three, including Picture of the Year, Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role and Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role. [1]

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Plot

Young journalist Erika Yoshioka works at Tokyo Metropolitan News where her father committed suicide under suspicion of falsifying news. Yoshioka's boss Mr. Jinya entrusts her with investigating a government plan to establish a new university that has arrived by anonymous fax.Her research leads to Mr. Kanzaki a Cabinet Official who soon commits suicide. The investigation next takes her to Takumi Sugiyama, an earnest official in the Cabinet Intelligence and Research Office. Plagued with doubts over Kanzaki's death, Sugiyama agrees to work with Yoshioka to uncover the scandal that may derail their careers.

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References

  1. Schillng, Mark (2020-03-06). "'Journalist' Named Best Picture at Guest-Free Japan Academy Awards, Held Amid Coronavirus Fears". Variety.com.