A middle-school teacher’s four-year-old daughter is murdered. Shattered, she finally returns to her classroom, only to become convinced that two of her students were responsible. No one believes her, and she may very well be wrong, but she decides that it’s time to take her revenge…
Tetsuya Nakashima (中島哲也) (born 1959) is a Japanese film director. He was born in Fukuoka, attending high school in Chikushino. Nakashima was given the Best Director award at the 2005 Yokohama Film Festival for his film Kamikaze Girls.
His 2010 film Confessions was selected as the Japanese entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 83rd Academy Awards and made the final shortlist in January 2011. –Wikipedia
It's extremely hard to fault this film, the first 30mins could be a stand-alone short and it would be perfect, but the rest of the film is still fantastic, wonderfully edited (not over-the-top as some here have suggested) and the cast are flawless, Takako Matsu's performance is a truly memorable one.
I thought this was quite unbelievable and over the top in parts to be honest...I suppose in the beginning I was interested, the middle lost me, and the end had me again, it was a good ending. I didn't love the soundtrack or the slow motion but I did think Takako Matsu's acting was on point.
I had the chance to see Tetsuya Nakashima’s Confessions, Japan’s entry to the 2011 Academy Awards. The film opens to show a class of troublemaking students drinking milk before their homeroom teacher… read review
English Title: Confessions
Original Title: Kokuhaku
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Director: Tetsuya Nakashima
Tetsuya… read review