In his extensive filmography, Takashi Miike has done remakes of Japanese film classics, screen versions of mangas and even perversions of Western genres like the spaghetti western. Now he takes a highly popular videogame saga to the big screen, set in a future where criminal proceedings have become unbridled trials that can only last three days. Faced with this scenario, young attorney Phoenix Wright must manage to bring out the best in himself to solve his mentor’s mysterious murder. Like a version of Witness for the Prosecution not suitable for epileptics, with Gyakuten Saiban Miike has achieved one of his biggest box office hits in his native country.
One of the most prolific Japanese directors of his generation, he is an institution in Sitges. He holds the Time Machine and won awards for Agitator (2001), Gozu (2003) and God's Puzzle (2008).
Edition: 2012 Section: Casa Àsia Original language: