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& & & [Apr. 19th, 2011|04:22 pm]

last night i watched "Kokuhaku (Confessions)".

throughout the film i couldn't understand it's purpose.
i thought "my gosh. why would anyone make this!? what good will this do!?"
it touched on the unbelievably dark and sinister nature of some of these teenagers.
the bullying and complete lack of respect for others, made me feel repulsed and frightened.
though i wanted to look away, i couldnt.
the opening scene with Takako Matsu's speech was brilliant.
the whole film was beautifully shot. (and well worth a second watch just for this)
and with the ending, i realized the directors/writer's intentions.

i still feel haunted by it though.
a strange chill still lingers..

[User Picture]From: heartfatality
2011-04-20 08:00 am (UTC)
Thanks for the suggestion. I love foreign films, so I'm going to give this one a go! smile
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[User Picture]From: mayden
2011-04-20 10:56 am (UTC)
What happened?
Would you give me spoilers?

Have you seen Korean's "Tale of Two Sisters"?
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[User Picture]From: baibai_matane
2011-04-27 12:57 am (UTC)
it's a good ending. i can tell you that much. ;)

i did see Two Sisters.
but i cant recall much.
i'll check it out again some time.
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[User Picture]From: mayden
2011-04-27 06:00 am (UTC)
That much. X]
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[User Picture]From: Dafni Saridi
2011-04-20 01:25 pm (UTC)
I adoreeed this movie too!!!
Everything about it is just mindblowing- esp the story line and the way it is shown in each scene with the end of it leaving you just with chills all over and the mouth open for minutes thinking "what just happened?".
i'll rewatch it cuz it's just so great :D
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[User Picture]From: faisdodo
2011-04-20 01:41 pm (UTC)
Something about bullying in Japan is so much more sinister than I remember bullying in American schools. Maybe because the bullying lingers all the way into adult life, and happens a lot in the workplace too, as a form of social control? This movie sounds interesting, but I'm kind of afraid to watch it because it might make living in Japan even harder. Ha...
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[User Picture]From: baibai_matane
2011-04-27 01:01 am (UTC)
i agree with you.
something much more dark and sinister in Japan.
and that goes with creepy ghostly tales as well.
maybe something in the long history. myths. beliefs. customs.
that creates such deep pain and sorrow.

maybe in contrast it creates the vibrant robust culture that is now!
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[User Picture]From: juuriart
2011-04-21 03:22 pm (UTC)
I really want to see this. The shots you posted are all so gorgeously composed. But Netflix has like zero Japanese films! How do you watch yours?

Btw have you seen おくりびと which is "Departures" in the US? It's such an insanely beautiful film about a very uncommon topic.
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[User Picture]From: baibai_matane
2011-04-27 01:03 am (UTC)
these screenshots i found on google images.
i watached it here:

i saw "departures" on the plan on the way back from Japan and i was drenched with tears. :p

thanks for the photo blog link.
will check back often. :)
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