Pressure of Guilt (1964)

Genres - Crime, Drama  |   Run Time - 113 min.  |   Countries - Japan  |  
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In this Japanese drama, an attorney is having an affair with his law partner's wife. Things go terribly wrong when during an argument, the philandering lawyer accidentally strangles her to death. Horribly frightened, the fellow checks her body again to see that she is dead, then flees. Time passes, unable to live with his guilt any longer, the fellow decides to turn himself in, but just before he does, a notorious burglar is captured and accused of the crime. The lawyer sits passively by as the robber finally confesses after spending many grueling days in interrogation and is sentenced to die. The lawyer, unable to bear the thought of an innocent man dying in his stead, finally comes forward. Unfortunately, it is revealed that the woman actually survived the strangulation, but really was killed by the burglar. Once the whole sordid mess is made public, the humiliated lawyer kills himself.



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