‘Confessions’ is a 2009 Japanese film about a mother’s revenge. Sounds simple, but this psychological thriller is amazingly deep, depicting human nature at its worst while exposing the many flaws for a just society. The cinematography is made visually stimulating with fast speed cameras, and accompanied by an eerily appropriate soundtrack. But, the best thing about this movie is the plot. The characters are so twisted that it is impossible to predict their behaviour.
I loved this. I highly recommend ‘Confessions’ to those sick of frivolous rom-coms, meaningless slapstick comedies, and those longing for dark and twisted but intellectually stimulating dramas such as ‘Bloody Monday’ or ‘Liar Game’.