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Confessions

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Some bad Japanese schoolkids get a shock on the last day of term...

Confessions review

It’s the last day of term for Class B – the kind of teenagers Battle Royale was designed for – but teacher is about to drop a bombshell into their casual bullying and emo indifference.

A huge hit in Japan (and its Oscar hope), Tetsuya Nakashima’s film aspires to be a topical thriller about the country’s youth, but its bleakly ironic reversals play better as macabre Heathers-style black comedy.

Despite the intensity of the first-act monologue, Nakashima’s hypnotic, slo-mo style keeps tension and humour well short of the bad-taste extremity that Takashi Miike might have delivered.
 

Film Details

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  • UK Theatrical Release Date: February 18th 2011
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