A psychological thriller about a grieving mother turned cold-blooded avenger with a twisted master plan to pay back those who were responsible for her daughter’s death.
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
Interessante, con un'estetica originale e davvero efficiente (anche se non amo l'uso eccessivo che si fa del rallenty) e una storia di fondo nerissima che affonda nel revenge movie più spietato. Deprimente il ritratto che fa della società: dei ragazzi e della purezza della loro malvagità, degli adulti vendicativi o troppo stupidi, dei media affascinati dalla violenza. Un vero incubo senza uscita. 4*
Either the themes here to me are all known-too-well (from too many films seen in the past) or,if there was something new,then I could not grasp! But I discovered yet another visually talented author (I'd never go for Matsuko and that's why I always postponed watching this: but now will look for Nakashima's earlier ones) even if the combination of imagery and music gave me a feeling of 'over-the-effectiveness' results
Overlong & convoluted thriller which starts promisingly before descending into unconvincing, hysterical melodrama. I applaud its moral ambiguity & the unsentimental way it portrays teens. I found myself sympathizing with the boys and questioning the morality of a vengeance that neither truly deserved. Overall, an interesting, flawed critique of modern Japanese society and the shallowness of its youth culture.
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