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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.

Director:

Tetsuya Nakashima

Writers:

Kanae Minato (based on the novel by), Tetsuya Nakashima (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Takako Matsu ... Yuko Moriguchi
Yoshino Kimura Yoshino Kimura ... Yuko Shimomura (Naoki's mother)
Masaki Okada ... Yoshiteru Terada
Yukito Nishii ... Shuya Watanabe
Kaoru Fujiwara Kaoru Fujiwara ... Naoki Shimomura
Ai Hashimoto Ai Hashimoto ... Mizuki Kitahara
Hirofumi Arai ... Shuya's Father
Makiya Yamaguchi Makiya Yamaguchi ... Masayoshi Sakuranomiya
Ikuyo Kuroda Ikuyo Kuroda ... Shuya's Mother
Mana Ashida Mana Ashida ... Manami Moriguchi (Yuko's Daughter)
Soichiro Suzuki Soichiro Suzuki ... Professor Seguchi
Kinuo Yamada Kinuo Yamada ... Miyuko
Hiroko Ninomiya Hiroko Ninomiya
Tsutomu Takahashi Tsutomu Takahashi ... Mr. Tokura
Yûta Kanai Yûta Kanai ... College Pupil
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

5 June 2010 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Confessions See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Director Tetsuya Nakashima''s first non-comedy film. 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

Yuko Moriguchi: [about Shuya Watanabe] I was so disappointed to hear he wasn't being bullied anymore. I thought it best to surround him with hostile classmates until either he killed himself, or one of them did it for him. I guess you're a nicer bunch than I thought, yea?
Mizuki Kitahara: [freaked out] Ma'am...
Child at restaurant: [randomly gives Moriguchi a strawberry bonbon] Here you go!
Yuko Moriguchi: [smiling] Thanks!
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Last Flowers
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I feel empty.
7 March 2011 | by doff007See all my reviews

A good review doesn't always have to be long, and there are really just a few words needed to describe this movie. Stunningly beautiful cinography, dark, disturbing, and yet Great! That being said, don't dive into this thing if you plan on watching a good fast revenge flick, because this was mentally challenging. You always have to sit analyzing everything that's happening from beginning to end, and there's really not a lot of breakes.

I had read a few of the reviews here before watching this movie, but I had no idea the movie was going to be like it was, watch it to find out, most definitely worth 2~ hours of your life.


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