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I Just Didn’t Do It
A Satirical Movie Directed by Suo Masayuki
Date:01, Jun, 2012
Investigated and Written by Misaka Youhei
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It will be quite nonsense if we talk about Japanese satirical movies in this century without mentioning this film, I Just Didn’t Do It. Suo Masayuki, one of the most popular film directors in Japan, wrote and directed the sarcasm movie after an interval of about ten years from Shall We Dance?

I Just Didn’t Do It
Written and Directed by Suo Masayuki

In Dec. of 2000, real was an event that a man was unjustly accused of train groping in Tokyo, Japan. That made Suo have an idea and he started investigating and collecting materials minutely about false accusations with groping on trains in Japan. So the story is very realistically.

A freeter boy got on a train for going to the job interview and incidentally a girl said he was a groper unjustly. He kept asserting his innocence. However, disadvantage never let the boy go. Then the freeter was indicted. He and his fellows desperately tried to clear his name. Easy to explain, but thick is the gist. That neatly lets you know the problems of the current judicial arrangement, interrogation and but also of this state, Japan.

What if you are falsely accused of groping on a train tomorrow, being male? What if your lover or son suddenly takes a false charge with groping on a train tomorrow, being female? It is good to watch the movie in imagining. Invisible fear very close to us can be seen in your mind after watching the film.

Will you ever be able to keep arguing you just didn’t do it or arguing he just didn’t do it under the present judicial system in Japan?






 

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