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Kokuhaku (2010)

Not Rated | | Drama, Thriller | 5 June 2010 (Japan)
A psychological thriller of a grieving mother turned cold-blooded avenger with a twisty master plan to pay back those who were responsible for her daughter's death.

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Cast

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Yuko Moriguchi
Yoshino Kimura ...
Yuko Shimomura (Naoki's mother)
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Yoshiteru Terada
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Shuya Watanabe
Kaoru Fujiwara ...
Naoki Shimomura
Ai Hashimoto ...
Mizuki Kitahara
Hirofumi Arai ...
Shuya's Father
Makiya Yamaguchi ...
Masayoshi Sakuranomiya
Ikuyo Kuroda ...
Shuya's Mother
Mana Ashida ...
Manami Moriguchi (Yuko's Daughter)
Soichiro Suzuki ...
Professor Seguchi
Kinuo Yamada ...
Miyuko
Hiroko Ninomiya
Tsutomu Takahashi ...
Mr. Tokura
Yûta Kanai ...
College Pupil
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A psychological thriller of a grieving mother turned cold-blooded avenger with a twisty master plan to pay back those who were responsible for her daughter's death.

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Shortlisted as Japan's entry for the Best Foreign Language Film Academy Award. See more »

Goofs

At the 1:24:49 mark, when Yuko is crying on her knees in the street, a distance shot shows her getting up. Almost immediately, just 2 seconds later, we are shown a close-up of her suddenly back down on the ground. Then 6 seconds later, we see a distant view with the same shot of her getting up again. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Yuko Moriguchi: Something important, on the inside, died.
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Milk
Music by Takeshi Shibuya
Words by Linen & Rizai
Arranged by Gabriele Roberto
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I kept thinking about it.
15 June 2011 | by (Vietnam) – See all my reviews

Kokuhaku (or Confessions) is a real winner from Japan. Just like the title, the movie is about the Confessions of a group of people. After each confession, a new detail is added into the story until it became a complete story at the end.

I feel empty. Very disturbing. The movie remains dark and cold from the beginning until the end. A great thing in this movie is that you don't know who you should hate. Yes, it's obvious that they have done something terribly wrong, but after each confession, they suddenly became the victim, and then after the movie finished, you ended up feeling the sympathy for every characters.

The acting in this movie is absolutely fabulous. Just look at those eyes of the students. Cold and heartless. I watched it with my mouth wide open. The plot is perfect. I don't know what to complain. There are even some bloody scenes added to it, which make the movie more interesting.

I love it.


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