Interesting movie. Very well acted, the music is great too. Shows an accurate (and disturbing) perspective of how the education system, maybe in Japan? But in generally, kids can sometimes, get away with murder... Really worth watching, one of my favorite Japanese movies ever.
Edifiée en plusieurs cercles concentriques, mitoyens et complices, mettant en scène et en explication les principaux personnages de la tumultueuse intrigue, cette œuvre magnifique et troublante séduit dans toutes les strates de sa réalisation : une intrigue déconcertante et complexe, des acteurs convaincants et convaincus dans leurs rôles respectifs, une prise de vue originale et inventive. www.cinefiches.com
Arresting, sickening, and a visual powerhouse. The first 30 minutes of the film are so good, it takes the rest of the film to shake off -- which also means you're distracted enough to ignore the film's later, slight tonal deficiencies. The social angst here is like a punch to the face.
There's this episode Futurama in which Pamela Anderson's head says she won an Oscar for Baywatch: The Movie, the first film to be shot entirely in slow motion. Confessions is fun for like 20 minutes, but repeats the same slow-mo falling/running/jumping bit so much, it really does feel like the Baywatch intro repeated over and over again, just without the Oscar winning performance.
What a pity! What a colossal waste of talent and effort! This is a prime example for films ruined by the last twenty minutes. Up to this time this is a stunnigly photographed and convincingly acted new take on the vigilante genre, far from exploitation, violence porn and legitimatizing bloodlust, a kind of Japanese 21 Grams. And then the director/screenwriter ruins it all by turning an adult tale into a comic strip.