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The Confession (2010)

Quiet and sincere 9-year-old Sam is worried about making his first confession. His conscience is clear, therefore he cannot hope for any relief from the experience. He and his friend Jacob ... See full summary »

Director:

Tanel Toom

Writers:

Caroline Bruckner, Tanel Toom (idea)
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast overview:
Lewis Howlett Lewis Howlett ... Sam
Joe Eales Joe Eales ... Jacob
James Simmons ... Priest
Gemma Atkins Gemma Atkins ... Teacher
Aran Bell Aran Bell ... Sam's Father
Helen Hull Helen Hull ... Sam's Mother
Becky Hull Becky Hull ... Sam's Sister
Corrine Millson-Crane Corrine Millson-Crane ... Woman in Car
Sonu Louis ... Man in Car
Evelyn Millson-Crane Evelyn Millson-Crane ... Child in Car
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Quiet and sincere 9-year-old Sam is worried about making his first confession. His conscience is clear, therefore he cannot hope for any relief from the experience. He and his friend Jacob decide to remedy that situation, but their initially innocent prank turns unexpectedly tragic. Written by Anonymous

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English

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12 June 2010 (USA) See more »

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£7,000 (estimated)
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Poser mixing of well-delivered genres.

The Confession follows the story of two young boys that are trying to find what to confess in their first confession. Their comedic explorations take a dramatic twist, while at the same time a few "psychological thriller" types of scenes give this cross-genre experience a lot of weird moments. Because evidently the director's intention to mix the genres was not justified, meaning that the mix had no deeper aesthetic purpose other than the very experiment of mixing, which is why at times the story is left dry, trying to discover a purpose for the characters other than the before-mentioned cinematic experiment. And that's a shame, because each of the genres is very well delivered, especially the first comedic vibes.


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