Confessions (UK) in April
Third Window Films have announced the UK DVD and Blu-ray Disc release of Confessions on 25th April 2011. Written and directed by Tetsuya Nakashima (Kakikaze Girls, Memories of Matsuko), this psychological thriller was adapted from the award winning debut novel by Kanae Minato. The film was selected as Japan’s official entry in the Best Foreign Film category of the 83rd Annual Academy Awards and was the winner of the awards for Best Film, Best Screenplay and Best Director (Tetsuya Nakashima) at the 34th Japanese Academy Awards earlier this year.
Takako Matsu (K-20: Legend Of The Mask) stars as Yuko Moriguchi, a middle-school teacher whose four-year-old daughter is found dead. Shattered, she finally returns to her classroom only to become convinced that two of her students were responsible for her daughter's murder. No one believes her, and she may very well be wrong, but she decides, nevertheless, that it's time to take her revenge. What happens next is all-out psychological warfare waged against her students in an attempt to force them into confessing what she knows in her heart to be true: they are guilty and must be punished.
Available on 2-Disc DVD (£14.99 RRP) and 1-Disc Blu-ray (£19.99 RRP), extras include:
- 70-minute featurette “Final Confession” by Tetsuya Nakashima
- “Real Confessions” by students
- Interview with Tetsuya Nakashima
- Theatrical trailer
- Third Window Films trailers