Confessions (Kokuhaku)

de Tetsuya Nakashima



Impassive before a class where lack of interest and disorder reign, a teacher begins a long monologue that culminates in an overwhelming revelation: the accident that took her daughter´s life wasn´t an accident, but a murder perpetrated by two of her students. This is the disconcerting beginning of Tetsuya Nakashima's new film, a pure gem where confessions revolving around a crime whose culprits we already know come one after another and even so, it hypnotizes the spectator while lubricating its vindictive machinery behind the scenes. A fragmented, icy thriller and a terrifying sociological study.


Tetsuya Nakashima

Fukuoka, 1959. An advertising director, he debuted in 1997 with Happy-Go-Lucky. He chalked up a big hit with Kamikaze Girls (04). Confessions (10) and The World of Kanako (14) that he’s one of Japan's most interesting directors.

Technical information

Edition: 2010
Section: Official Fantàstic Competition
Original language: Japanese