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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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Details

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: I don't know how effective milk will be on thirteen year-old bodies and minds, but I'm sure we'll see some changes in you come the March health checkups.
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Soundtracks

Farewell
Performed by Boris
Written by Atsuo, Wata and Takeshi
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I kept thinking about it.
15 June 2011 | by hoang_hai_linh97See 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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