Confessions - Japanese Movie
Current user rating: 96/100 (471 votes)
- Movie: Confessions
- Romaji: Kokuhaku
- Japanese: 告白
- Director: Tetsuya Nakashima
- Writer: Kanae Minato (novel), Tetsuya Nakashima
- Producer: Yuji Ishida, Genki Kawamura, Yutaka Suzuki, Yoshihiro Kubota
- Cinematographer: Masakazu Ato, Atsushi Ozawa
- Release Date: June 5, 2010
- Runtime: 106 min.
- Distributor: Toho
- Language: Japanese
- Country: Japan
Middle school teacher Yoko Moriguchi's (Takako Matsu) life comes crashing down after the murder of her 4 year old daughter. Eventually Yoko Moriguchi suspects some of her own students to have been responsible for her daughter's death. An elaborate plan for revenge then ensues, including forcing students to drink HIV tainted milk ...
- Based on Kanae Minato's 2008 best selling novel "Kokuhaku" (has sold 700,000+ copies to date).
- After reading the novel "Kokuhaku" director Tetsuya Nakashima wanted actress Takako Matsu to play the main role. Enough so that he said if Takako Matsu would not play the role he would not have made the film.
- Filming began October 24th, 2009.
- Auditions were held for potential actors to play the students. Of which 34 were selected out of 1,000.
|Takako Matsu||Masaki Okada||Yoshino Kimura|
|Yoko Moriguchi||Yoshiteru Terada||Yuko Shimomura|
Additional Cast Members:
- Mana Ashida - Manami Moriguchi
- Makiya Yamaguchi - Masayoshi Sakuranomiya
- Yukito Nishii - Shuya Watanabe (1-nen B-kumi student)
- Kaoru Fujiwara - Naoki Shimomura (1-nen B-kumi student)
- Ai Hashimoto - Mizuki Kitahara (1-nen B-kumi student)
- Naoki Ichii - Yusuke Hoshino (1-nen B-kumi student)
- Kai Inowaki - Yuma Maekawa (1-nen B-kumi student)
- Ayaka Miyoshi - Ayaka Tsuchida (1-nen B-kumi student)
- Moto Hotaruno - Saki Matsukawa (1-nen B-kumi student)
- Kasumi Yamaya - Yukari Naito (1-nen B-kumi student)
- Ai Kuriki - Maki Sasaki (1-nen B-kumi student)
- Rena Nounen - Kiritani (1-nen B-kumi student)
- Hiroki Nakajima - Satoshi Kamiyama (1-nen B-kumi student)
- Ikuyo Kuroda - Akiko Yasaka
- Hirofumi Arai - Shuya Watanabe's father
- Kinuwo Yamada - Miyuki Watanabe
- Tsutomu Takahashi - Mr. Tokura
- Yuko Araki - student
- Manami Hashimoto
- Yuiko Kariya
- Naoya Shimizu
- Takahiro Ono
- Ayuri Yoshinaga
- Maaya Kondo
- Takumi Sato
- 2010 (9th) New York Asian Film Festival - June 25 - July 8, 2010 *North American Premiere
- 2010 (14th) Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival - July 15-25, 2010 - Puchon Choice:Feature * Asian Premiere
- 2010 (35th) Toronto International Film Festival - September 9-19, 2010 - Vanguard *Canadian Premiere
- 2010 (43rd) Sitges Film Festival - October 7-14, 2010 - Official Fantàstic in compettition
- 2010 (30th) Hawaii International Film Festival - October 14-24, 2010 - Spotlight on Japan *Hawaii Premiere
- 2010 (12th) Mumbai Film Festival - October 21-28, 2010 - World Cinema
- 2010 (21st) Stockholm International Film Festival - October 21-28, 2010 - Asian Images *Nordic Premiere
- 2011 (6th) Osaka Asian Film Festival - March 5-13, 2011 - Osaka Cinema Festival 2011
- 2011 (13th) Udine Far East Film - April 29-May 7, 2011 *Italian Premiere
- 2011 (17th) L'Etrange Festival - September 2-11, 2011
- 2010 (14th) Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival - July 15th-25th, 2010
- Jury's Choice
- 2011 Elan D'or Award - February 4, 2011
- "TV Taro Award (Best Film)"
- 2010 (53rd) Blue Ribbon Awards - February 15, 2011
- "Best Picture"
- "Best Supporting Actress" (Yoshino Kimura)
- 2011 (34th) Japan Academy Prize - February 18, 2011
- "Picture of the Year"
- "Director of the Year"
- "Screenplay of the Year"
- "Outstanding Achievement in Film Editing" (Yoshiyuki Koike)
- 2011 (30th) Hong Kong Film Awards - April 17, 2011
- "Best Asian Film"
- 2011 (13th) Udine Far East Film - April 29-May 7, 2011
- Black Dragon Audience Award
- My Movies Audience Award