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ConfessionsA grieving mother turns into a cold-blooded avenger to pay back the people responsible for her daughter's death. What happens next is all-out psychological warfare waged against her students in an attempt to force them into confessing what she knows in her heart to be true: they are guilty and must be punished.
Actors of "Confessions"
Directors of "Confessions"Tetsuya NakashimaBirthdate: 2 September 1959, Fukuoka, Japan
Creators of "Confessions"Kanae MinatoTetsuya NakashimaBirthdate: 2 September 1959, Fukuoka, Japan
Critic Reviews of "Confessions"Time OutFebruary 16, 2011
'Confessions' may be too grimly cynical to convince fully, but its combination of visual excess, dark wit, random violence, psychological insight and raw emotional intensity is intoxicating.Critic's NotebookOctober 07, 2015
"Confessions" was a bona fide cultural phenomenon that sent shockwaves through Japan's collective conscience before the tragic earthquakes and tsunami drove people further into soul-searching.GuardianFebruary 22, 2011
A difficult film to like, an impossible one not to grudgingly admire.Daily Mirror (UK)February 18, 2011
You'll need caffeine on an IV drip to survive it.Daily Express (UK)February 18, 2011
A confusing and rather daft Japanese mystery/horror yarn...GuardianFebruary 17, 2011
I have to say that, despite its effective opening premise and some interestingly spacey mood-alterations and tonal shifts, I found it overcooked and overwrought, and sometimes quite implausible...What CultureFebruary 17, 2011
The incredible first act boasts more horror, surprise and intrigue than most fully-formed features, and though the subsequent hour never feels as concise or gathered, this is a potent, almost unbearably visceral slice of confronting cinema.Electric SheepFebruary 17, 2011
Nakashima's most accomplished film to date.Little White LiesFebruary 17, 2011
An engaging and undeniably interesting slant on the source of vendetta and the psychology behind violence and cruelty.Radio TimesFebruary 17, 2011
An audacious exhibition of cinematic ingenuity and control.ViewLondonFebruary 16, 2011
Impressively directed and beautifully shot, this is a superbly written thriller with strong performances and a terrific soundtrack, though the relentless barrage of twists and turns is ultimately both confusing and overwhelming.Empire MagazineFebruary 14, 2011
A typically edgy Japanese schoolyard horror, with some serious - and uncomfortable - things to say.
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