Filmfest 2011

Tetsuya Nakashima returns with his newest - and how... The film is a pretty pure mix of genre (revenge) cinema and social commentary... For a pure social commentary the film is too stylized and unrealistic, but in such a way that that it still leaves you thinking about both the social aspects and the somewhat unethical fun of revenge flicks. Once you accept this blend of styles and intentions, there is nothing standing in the way of 100 minutes pure cinematic excellence. Niels Matthijs, "Imagine Pedro Almodovar raised in isolation and fed nothing but manga, Japanese superhero TV shows, MGM musicals, and amphetamines, then growing up to make candy-colored pop masterpieces about women, and you've got Nakashima." Grady Hendrix, CONFESSIONS was selected as the Japanese entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 83rd Academy Awards and made the final shortlist.

tags: Feature film

Cast: Takako Matsu, Yoshino Kimura, Masaki Okada, Yukito Nishii, Kaoru Fujiwara


Director: Tetsuya Nakashima