Confessions | KokuhakuDir: Tetsuya Nakashima
An ordinary Japanese 7th grade has a shocking secret. Two students, referred to as A and B have accidentally killed the 4-year-old daughter of their class teacher. The class’ favorite A planned the murder for gaining the appreciation of his peers, but was unable to execute it. His “mother’s little angel” B didn’t want to be a coward and hence unwillingly committed the murder. But as Japanese penal code doesn’t permit the punishment of a juvenile plaintiff then both are free to go with official charges dropped...or that’s what they think since their their teacher has an unexpected confession to make – all of the best pupils are indirectly involved and none of the person’s guilty would escape from the punishment proportional to their crime.
Length: 1h 46'
Producer: Minami Ichikawa, Yasuhiro Tsukada
Script: Tetsuya Nakashima
DoP: Shoichi Ato, Atsushi Ozawa
Cast: Takako Matsu, Yoshino Kimura, Masaki Okada, Kaoru Fujiwara, Ai Hashimoto
Awards and festivals:
New York Asian FF, Fantasia, Sitges, Toronto, Mumbai, Stockholm