Confession (1998)
"Povinnost" (original title)

TV Mini-Series  |   |  Documentary
7.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.7/10 from 83 users  
Reviews: 2 user | 5 critic

Originally a five-part semi-documentary series on Russian television, this scaled down release tells the story of a Russian naval commander in charge of an Arctic-based ship. The film ... See full summary »

0Check in
0Share...

IMDb Picks: June

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in June, brought to you by Swiffer.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 25 titles
created 15 Dec 2010
 
a list of 282 titles
created 05 Dec 2012
 
a list of 70 titles
created 4 months ago
 
a list of 1188 titles
created 3 weeks ago
 
list image
a list of 89 titles
created 1 week ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Confession" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Confession (1998– )

Confession (1998– ) on IMDb 7.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Confession.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Inspired by Flaubert's Madame Bovary, Sokurov's Save and Protect recalls the most crucial events of Emma's decline and fall, including affairs with an aristocratic and a student. Focusing ... See full summary »

Director: Aleksandr Sokurov
Stars: Robert Vaap, Cécile Zervudacki, Aleksandr Abdulov
Director: Aleksandr Sokurov
Stars: Louis-Do de Lencquesaing, Vincent Nemeth, Johanna Korthals Altes
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Directors: Alexei Jankowski, Aleksandr Sokurov
Stars: Aleksandr Sokurov
Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

From a misty night into the dark exposition rooms of a museum to ponder philosophically at paintings by 'Pieter Jansz Saenredam', 'Hercules Pieterszoon Seghers', Hendrikus van de Sande ... See full summary »

Director: Aleksandr Sokurov
Stars: Aleksandr Sokurov
Kamen (1992)
Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Director: Aleksandr Sokurov
Stars: Pyotr Aleksandrov, Leonid Mozgovoy
Drama | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Director: Aleksandr Sokurov
Stars: Aleksandr Sokurov
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Amateur actors read stories from a book describing the 900-day siege of Leningrad during World War II.

Director: Aleksandr Sokurov
Stars: Oleg Basilashvili, Marina Moshkova, Tatyana Moshkova
Maria (1989)
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Director: Aleksandr Sokurov
Documentary | Short | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

This small film came out of the material edited for Sokurov's five-hour documentary Spiritual Voices.

Director: Aleksandr Sokurov
Stars: Aleksandr Sokurov
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Director: Aleksandr Sokurov
Stars: Aleksandr Cherednik, Sergey Barkovskiy, Elizaveta Koroleva
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Director: Aleksandr Sokurov
Stars: Aleksandr Sokurov, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
A Humble Life (1997)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  
Director: Aleksandr Sokurov
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Aleksandr Borisov
Edit

Storyline

Originally a five-part semi-documentary series on Russian television, this scaled down release tells the story of a Russian naval commander in charge of an Arctic-based ship. The film reveals the daily duties associated with the ship, but it is really about solitude and isolation. Voice-over narration by the commander, other sailors, and even a third-person voice provide the "confession" of the title. Written by Susan Doll

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Documentary

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

1998 (Russia)  »

Also Known As:

Confession  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
a road movie to your inner world
21 May 2005 | by (Israel) – See all my reviews

At a first glance,the cinematic language of Sokurov might seem miles away,or more precisely the exact opposite of that required in a documentary.But,Sokurov is reinventing,is reconstructing the documentary movie language making him highly metaphoric,amazingly poetic,and hypnotic. I learned that it's hard to find a good translation for "Povinnost"-it's forced labor,something made not as a result of free will.Confession,the translation,it might be fit but doesn't really touch the very deep essence of the movie. This is a "road movie" in the largest meaning one might find:it's a journey,an inner journey beyond time and space into men's soul.It's about solitude,constraint,force,life and its meaning.Sokurov's language has its usual richness,its very slow pace,its metaphorical meanings;its a meta-cinema,an alternative cinema,not in an experimental way but more in a kind of melting together cinema,music,literature,painting,philosophy. Sokurov is extremely mystic;this appears not in its relation with G-D but more in the hope that might come after a long waiting. This movie reminds that cinema is first of all art and not box-office;this banal statement receives here a concrete expression,this movie being a kind of cinematic book more then a movie.I warmly recommend the movie,for enlightened audience.


12 of 15 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Confession (1998) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page