Confessions of a Dog

Film Intro
Confessions of a Dog
Film Info
Original Title: 
Pochi no Kokuhaku
Country: 
Japan
Year of Production: 
2006
Rating: 
TBC
Genre: 
Drama
Running Time: 
195 mins
Original Language: 
Japanese

Summary

Confessions of a Dog
Dir: 
Gen Takahashi
Writer: 
Gen Takahashi
Cast: 
Shun Sugata, Junichi Kawamoto, Harumi Inoue, Kunihiko Ida, Hironobu Nomura
Synopsis: 

Violence, illegal pay-offs, drugs, intimidation – all things that you would relate to the yakuza, the Japanese mafia, but Gen Takahashi’s epic 3-hour expos√© introduces us to the most dangerous gang on the streets – Japanese Law Enforcement. Takeda (Shun Sugata) is an honest police officer, father and husband, but after he’s promoted to detective he quickly becomes embroiled in dirty back room dealings, blackmail, and corruption that goes right to the top of the force. Meanwhile renegade investigator Kusama (Junichi Kawamoto) must decide whether he should shake the foundations of Japanese law enforcement with the information that has come into his possession about the police. What will happen if both these men listen to their consciences?

Too controversial to receive a theatrical release in Japan Confessions of a Dog has instead been distributed out of Hong Kong and has won critical praise from around the globe at festival screenings.

Crew
Producer: 
Shozo Tamura, Hiroki Ohwada, Terukazu Sato, Gen Takahashi, Horie Takafumi
Co-Producer: 
Kentaro Watanabe, Kiyokazu Watanabe, Terukazu Sato, Isao Kodaka
Editor: 
Gen Takahashi
Assistant Director: 
Masashige Nakanishi
Production Designer: 
Akira Ishige
Production Company: 
Grand Cafe Pictures
Cinematography: 
Masahide Iioka, Ryuji Ishikura
Music: 
Noato Ogura, Urara Takai
Lighting: 
Mitsuru Ogawa
Presented in Association with: 
Grand Cafe Pictures, Shinkukan, Broad Band Pictures
DVD Info
Confessions of a Dog
Buy Now at Amazon.co.uk
DVD Release Date: 
March 14th, 2011
DVD Specifications: 
Anamorphic Widescreen with removable English subtitles
DVD Bonus Features: 
2 disc set featuring a 40 minute 'Making Of' featuring deleted scenes, Interview with director Gen Takahashi, Panel discussion at Shinsedei Film Festival, Q&A with director at Shinsedei Film Festival, Theatrical trailer, Trailers of other Third Window releases.
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