Koichi's father killed his mother and his brother, then he took his own life—or so it appeared. In fact it was all a set-up. Koichi, 9 years old at that time, was the only witness present at the scene and saw the face of the true murderer. Despite his repeated testimony, no one took him seriously. He was called a liar and even his relatives looked at him with suspicion and distrust. Growing up, Koichi learned to master the art of lying and turned into an extremely skilled liar.

Eventually, he moves to Thailand, changes his name, gets a fake identity and becomes an extremely successful conman. There he meets the murderer who killed his family 30 years ago. He swears himself to take revenge and returns to Japan...

War of Lie - Netflix

Type: Scripted

Languages: Japanese

Status: Ended

Runtime: 54 minutes

Premier: 2017-01-10

War of Lie - Big lie - Netflix

A big lie (German: große Lüge) is a propaganda technique. The expression was coined by Adolf Hitler, when he dictated his 1925 book Mein Kampf, about the use of a lie so “colossal” that no one would believe that someone “could have the impudence to distort the truth so infamously.” Hitler believed the technique was used by Jews to blame Germany's loss in World War I on German general Erich Ludendorff, who was a prominent nationalist and antisemitic political leader in the Weimar Republic.

War of Lie - Holocaust - Netflix

Jeffrey Herf maintains that Goebbels and the Nazis used the Big Lie to turn long-standing anti-semitism into mass murder. Herf argues that the Big Lie was a narrative of an innocent, besieged Germany striking back at an “international Jewry”, which it said started World War I. The propaganda repeated over and over the conspiracy that Jews were the real powers in Britain, Russia and the U.S. It went on to state that the Jews had begun a “war of extermination” against Germany, and so Germany had a duty and a right to “exterminate” and “annihilate” the Jews in self-defense.

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