Reviewed Feb 25, 2012
Neil Martin’s review:
A wonderful new addition to the recent glut of new Asian revenge films and one that truly takes the genre to another level. A complex moral maze that will surprise and challenge you at every turn. Thankfully Confessions eschews the trend for sadistic, extended torture scenes and goes for a much more cerebral level of engagement with it’s audience. Beautifully shot, the film plays like a dream and it’s leisurely paced soft focus world view disconnects us from reality whilst the challenging subject matter drags us screaming to Earth. It is this dichotomy between form and content that give this film it’s real power and allow us to enjoy the ethical questions and challenges it presents us with.