Shirayukihime Satsujin Jiken

Shirayukihime Satsujin Jiken


国定公園・しぐれ谷で誰もが認める美人OLが惨殺された。全身をめった刺しにされ、その後火をつけられた不可解な殺人事件を巡り、一人の女に疑惑の目が集まる。彼女の名前は城野美姫。同期入社した被害者の三木典子とは対照的に地味で特徴のないOLだ。テレビ局でワイドショーを制作するディレクター・赤星雄治は、彼女の行動に疑問を抱き、その足取りを追いかける。取材を通じてさまざまな噂を語り始める、美姫の同僚・同級生・家族・故郷の人々。「城野さんは典子さんに付き合っていた人を取られた……押さえていたものが爆発したんだと思う、あの事件の夜」「小学生の頃、よく呪いの儀式をやってたって。被害者の殺され方が呪いの儀式と同じでしょう?」「犯人です、間違いありません!」。テレビ報道は過熱し、ネットは炎上。噂が噂を呼び、口コミの恐怖は広がっていく。果たして城野美姫は残忍な魔女なのか? それとも──。

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Wednesday, March 25 @ 7:00 pm

Shirayukihime Satsujin Jiken

(126 min) (2014)
The Snow White Murder Case

Shown in Japanese, with English sub-titles

Cast: Mao Inoue, Go Ayano, Nanao, Erena Ono
Director: Yoshihiro Nakamura (Japanese)



Noriko MIKI, a beautiful employee of Hinode Cosmetics, is murdered by someone. Suspicions regarding this baffling murder gradually point in the direction of a certain woman. Her name is Miki SHIRONO. She was employed by the company around the same time as Noriko, and is rather plain. The murder story is picked up by tabloid TV shows, and interviews are held with various individuals who know the suspect, including co-workers, classmates, hometown acquaintances, family members, and officials. However, material found in the astonishing evidence gathered leads to... intense media attention, an Internet frenzy, and shocking word-of-mouth and social media speculation. Is it possible that Miki SHIRONO is really a cruel witch, or can it be that...?

Articles and Reviews

Murder Mystery Takes a Social-Media Twist (The Japan Times)

The Snow White Murder Case Shows Many Sides of a Murder Mystery (South China Morning Post)

“The Snow White Murder Case 2014 is one of my favorite films and I would truly recommend it. I can’t think of a film that held my attention as strongly as this one did.” (Looking to the East New Film Reviews)