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NOVEMBER 15>23, 2024, Nantes - France

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by Kiyoshi KUROSAWA

Kyoko Koizumi dans Penance de Kiyoshi Kurosawa 02

Four schoolgirls witnessed the abduction of one of their friends. who was subsequently raped and murdered, but they are unable to identify the culprit, despite having talked with him. Cursed by the victim’s mother, they find that fifteen years later the murderous impulse they had kept silent surges up in their own psyches. As in Kairo or Seance, the anguish makes itself felt even in the choice of sets – natural, but the pure lines and monochrome shades embody a kind of cruelty. Adapting a novel by Kanae Minato, the most “haunted” of Japanese filmmakers successfully explores the series format: splitting the story into episodes not only allows him to modulate tones – varying between horror, farce, melodrama – but also to amplify the domino effect produced on guilty consciences and devastating silences, which thus endlessly defers the identification of the origin of this evil. CG


  • Titre français
    Pénitence (série en 5 épisodes)
  • Original title
  • Titre international
  • Scénario
    Kiyoshi Kurosawa
  • Adaptation
    Kanae Minato
  • Photo
    kiko Ashizawa
  • Montage
    Koichi Takahashi
  • Musique
    Tusuke Hayashi
  • Interprétation
    Kyoko Koizumi, Yu Aoi, Eiko Koike, Sakura Ando, Chizuru Ikewaki, Teruyuki Kagawa
  • Production
    Wowow Inc., Nikkatsu Corporation, Django Film 
  • Producteur délégué
    Tomomi Takashima
  • Ventes internationales
    Free Stone Productions :
  • Support de projection
    HD CAM
  • Sous-titrage
    VOST électronique
  • Ratio

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