Original title : Nijuninenme no Kokuhaku
In 1995, Ko Makimura is still a rookie with the Tokyo police, and he is a bit like a paraplegic in his chair; he’s desperately waiting for something to move. He’s not greedy, a small theft or a car-jacking would do the trick. But his baptism of fire will be a series of particularly violent murders. Five in total, committed by a narcissistic psychopath, keen on strangling his victims before the horrified eyes of a relative. 22 years later, the case has still not been resolved and Makimura, even though he has caught more criminals than Columbo during his 10 seasons, has never come to terms with his failure. And it’s certainly not the highly publicized release of a book written by the alleged perpetrator of these murders that will help him to forget this fiasco. Masato Sonezaki decides to capitalize on his notoriety of a serial-killer, now untouchable because he can no longer be persecuted for the crimes.
Does this story seem familiar to you? That’s normal. Here’s the Japanese remake of Confession of Murder, an enormous hit for Korean director Jung Byung-gil, who also received the Best Thriller Award at the BIFFF 2013. Don’t expect a simple copy-paste of the original. Director Yu Irie (The Sun, Joker Game) has given a different twist to the story, which remains as tense and gripping as ever. Starring Tatsuya Fujiwara (also in Death Note at the BIFFF) and veteran Hideaki Ito (The Princess Blade, Sukiyaki Western Django).
|Subtitles||Dutch, English, French|
|Cast||Hideaki Itô, Tatsuya Fujiwara, Toru Nakamura|
|Distributor||Nippon Television Network Corporation|