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Confessions (2010)

Kokuhaku (original title)
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 ... 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 ... 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 ... 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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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 »

Filming Locations:

Tokyo, Japan

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$44,896,470
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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 Shimomura: Moriguchi is a demon.
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Farewell
Performed by Boris
Written by Atsuo, Wata and Takeshi
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Stormer of a film.. a light hearted direction but a very dark heart...
6 March 2011 | by joebloggscitySee all my reviews

This little stormer of a movie really takes Asian extreme movies in another direction. A revenge movie that will keep you intrigued and interested till the end. The Far East market has been the home of great originality in the terror & horror film markets, and this is one great highlight in that vein.

The film begins in a school classroom where the teacher tells her pupils that she is leaving, and then begins to tell a long tale revolving round her life and the tragic death that haunts her (her "Confession"). This leads to serious repercussions for some of the pupils. Twists and turns in the story then unfold for the viewer as we are retold further confessions to piece it all together.

A very cerebral movie, the direction masks the revenge story at its heart with a very art-house look and indie soundtrack. A very original film, the acting is exceptional especially from the young school kids. Our lead lady who plays the class teacher is mesmerising as she leads the opening long confession scene. It was a very well delivered scene by her and sets the tone beautifully.

The film begins quite psychological but it then does slide into more graphic detail. Takes you by the hand and leads you down the dark heart at its centre. You don't ever seem to know what to expect.

It's great to have such a fresh original movie. Acting, story and direction are superb. A film I'd highly recommend to all who enjoy dark hearted movies.


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