Confessions

Confessions (2010)

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Middle school teacher Moriguchi Yoko's life comes crashing down after the murder of her 4-year-old daughter. Eventually, Yoko suspects some of her own students to have been responsible for her daughter's death. She comes up with an elaborate plan for revenge against the students who killed her innocent daughter.

  • Native title:

    告白
  • Also Known as:

    Kokuhaku

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Kitty11
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Feb 14, 2012
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This movie is AMAZING . Its unique. I was on my toes for the entire movie , there wasn't a moment I was bored .
Everything was just great .
At first I wasn't sure that It was going to be good because most of the cast was under 17 years old . But they did an amazing job .
They did suck a good job of portraying the characters I was read more scared of them while watching the movie.
It very emotional as well I wanted cry half way through
It so good it made on UK TV !
ITS a must WATCH !!
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Dec 23, 2011
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I am speechless. I can't even express how I feel. This whole movie was a mind game, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. So many events, so many lives, but one purpose. I wish to write something as dark and meaningful like this someday.

I doubted that I would like this movie at first. The dialogue in the first scene was long. But I came to understand it was important. I don't regret read more the stubbornness I had to sit through that particular scene. Then came the confessions. Just...wow! What a brilliant scheme! This was a really clever one.

The music was very good and it achieved the desired effect. Even added an artistic tinge.

The characters were very well portrayed. I even sympathized with the worst of them (psycho kid). Had a conflicting sense of hating the things he did and feeling sorry for his situation.

I hold great admiration to the writer of this movie. Thank you, this actually had everything I ever wanted to see in a movie. It leaves a deep impression that I won't be able to shake off anytime soon.
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Both connects with a Student-Teacher relationship. These movies made me speechless to the point I dont know where am I anymore. It also have similar events that was so dark yet emotional at the same time and it was just executed brilliantly.
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Both deal with hidden, twisted societies, where seemingly innocent kids behave maliciously. While Confessions is a film in which several characters develop the plot by making confessions from their points of view, in the World of Kanako, former detective Fujishima has to uncover the appalling world of his daughter Kanako layer by layer. Two very dark films executed brilliantly.
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    Maya 6 hours ago

    Dark movies are not really my cup of tea.. i was able to finish this in one go but i really dont know what to say..

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    Ajla Jul 15, 2017

    I just finished the novel today and I'm blown away. I'll watch the movie adaptation as soon as possible!

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    Lettie Apr 18, 2017

    I don't know why... but that movie reminds me Oldboy... maybe because of the vingance thing haha Great movie indeed !

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    RawaRauf Mar 21, 2017

    Indeed a great film, Just Amazing

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    John1122 Feb 24, 2017 - edited

    okay, for the first half I was like, meh what is this, but when it got to the second half of the movie I had to shut my mouth....

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    zuojenn Feb 1, 2017

    wow just wow! This one is so very well made! The actor, the storyline, just wow! 10/10!
    HIGHLY recommended!

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    bmore Jan 23, 2017 - edited

    Stark and depressing as any film you will ever see, this movie is one of the most disturbing films I have ever seen, and I've seen many. All of the characters in this are irredeemable as human beings and, while the reasons for what they have become are understandable, the resulting horror is mind numbingly violent and amoral. This movie left me with a dark hole in my mind and a clench of fright in my chest at the very real knowledge that evil like this exists in our world and day by day more of it seems to come unhinged from the constraints that bind it. I fear for our children that they will have to deal with these kind of monsters.
    This movie is certainly worthy of all the awards and high reviews it has received. It won Japan's Academy Award for Best Picture, Director, Screenplay, and Editing and made the short list for the US' Academy Award for Best Foreign Film and was the last film to win for Best Asian Film in the Hong Kong equivalent of Academy awards.

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    Shay Jan 20, 2017

    I also just couldn't connect with any of the characters....it was just such an empty feeling even though I could tell they were trying to make us emotional.

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    Shay Jan 20, 2017
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    Shay Jan 20, 2017

    the plot is unique and original but that shouldn't always = good movie. the pacing was just too slow. the suspense just made me frustrated and not in a good way. I also just thought it was too weird....like the students just listen to the teacher narrating in the beginning? I don't know.

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    foreverwitchy Jan 7, 2017

    all I need to say is that this movie is a masterpiece and you should watch it now

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    poetrypoesar Nov 6, 2016

    Waw. I seriously want to stand up and give lot of claps after watching this movie. It is really different. Once again, different. I never watched anything like this. And it is hard for me to describe and review this movie. I really can not describe it well, damn!

    For sure, it is dark. Gloomy. Something you want to watch when you had enough of romantic genre. Something you seek when you want something unusually great. Something you'll grab when it is okay for you to be confused. Something that mind blowing.

    It portrays every side of stakeholder (seriously, i never think i will use this kind of word to review a movie!) of one, single, tragedy, in not so common way. That's it.

    Oh man, this movie is unforgettable.

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    mini Oct 14, 2016 - edited

    Can you recommend me movies like this?

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    Cyres Oct 12, 2016

    Wow! And here I was not going to watch it after seeing the trailer. It's amazing! The trailer doesn't do it any justice.

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    Adam Aug 31, 2016

    Probably my favourite movie of the decade.

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  • Country:

    Japan
  • Type:

    Movie
  • Release Date:

    Jun 5, 2010
  • Duration:

    1 hr. 46 min.

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    8.6 (scored by 3,255 users)
  • Ranked:

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