85) Confessions (2010) (Original title: Kokuhaku)
A psychological thriller of a grieving mother turned cold-blooded avenger with a twisty master plan to pay back those who were responsible for her daughter’s death.
7/10 – The first act was unbelievable, and manages to create such an incredible amount of tension that had it carried on in the same way it would have been on for a perfect score. Instead, we’re challenged to follow a strange narrative whereby some of the stories overlap, some don’t, and all chop and change between past, present and future. Even so, it is stylishly done and provides a different slant on the usual stabfests you come to expect when you see the words “korean thriller”.
Not what I expected, but a good film nonetheless.