The Snow White Murder Case

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The Snow White Murder Case
The Snow White Murder Case poster.jpeg
Directed byYoshihiro Nakamura
Written byTamio Hayashi
Based onShirayuki hime Satsujin Jiken
by Kanae Minato
StarringMao Inoue
Gō Ayano
Nobuaki Kaneko
Erena Ono
Mitsuki Tanimura
Shōta Sometani
Yoko Akino
Music byGoro Yasukawa
CinematographyGen Kobayashi
Distributed byShochiku Co., Ltd.
Release date
  • March 29, 2014 (2014-03-29) (Japan)
Running time
126 minutes
Box office¥1 billion (US$8.6 million)

The Snow White Murder Case (白ゆき姫殺人事件, Shirayuki hime Satsujin Jiken) is a 2014 Japanese mystery suspense film directed by Yoshihiro Nakamura.[1][2]


Yuji Akahoshi (Gou Ayano) receives a phone call from an old high school friend, Risako Kano (Misako Renbutsu). She tells him that her co-worker at a cosmetics company was stabbed to death and then doused in flames. Yuji Akahoshi decides to interview workers at the company and others that knew the victim, Noriko Miki (Nanao), for his television show.

Yuji Akahoshi soon discovers that another co-worker, Miki Shirono (Mao Inoue) disappeared the same night of the murder. She was last seen running to the train station shortly after Noriko Miki's death. Yuji attempts to unravel the mystery of Miki Shirono.[3]




The film earned ¥1 billion (US$8,646,060) in Japan.[4][5]

Patryk Czekaj, in a review on Twitch Film, called the film "one of the most compelling crime thrillers to come out of Japan in the last few years".[6]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Organization Award Recipient Result
2015 38th Japan Academy Prize Best Actress in a Leading Role Mao Inoue Nominated


  1. ^ 白ゆき姫殺人事件 (2014). (in Japanese). Stingray. Retrieved 30 April 2014.
  2. ^ Patryk Czekaj (24 April 2014). "Udine 2014: Twitch's Top Ten Most Anticipated Films". Twitch Film. Retrieved 5 May 2014.
  3. ^ "Film review: The Snow White Murder Case shows many sides of a murder mystery". Retrieved 28 October 2018.
  4. ^ "2014年 (平成26年) 全国映画概況" (PDF). (in Japanese). Motion Picture Producers Association of Japan, Inc. Retrieved October 31, 2015.
  5. ^ "Japan Box Office April 26–27, 2014". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 30 April 2014.
  6. ^ Patryk Czekaj (May 2014). "Udine 2014 Review: THE SNOW WHITE MURDER CASE Gives A Stunning New Angle To Familiar Thriller Formula". Twitch Film. Retrieved 5 May 2014.

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