Confessions, The, Innovative Story, Score and Acting
Director: Roberto Andò
Writers: Roberto Andò, Angelo Pasquini
Release Date: July 7, 2017 (US)
Release Format: Theatrical
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Running Time: 1 Hour, 48 Minutes
A G8 meeting is being held at a luxury hotel on the German coast. The world’s most powerful economists are gathered to enact important provisions that will deeply influence the world economy. One of the guests is a mysterious Italian monk, invited by Daniel Rochè, the director of the International Monetary Fund. He wants the monk to receive his confession, that night, in secret. The next morning, Rochè is found dead.
The Confessions, also known as Le Confessioni, is coming to the US. The film originally released on April 21, 2016, in Italy. Distributed by Uncork’d Entertainment, the Drama, Thriller will premiere in theaters on July 7, 2017.
The cast stars
The cinematography in The Confessions is superb. The picture is clear and illuminating. It fits the tone of the film.
Maurizio Calvesi is a successful and well-known Cinematographer in Italian cinema. His works include A Magnificent Haunting, Long Live Freedom, and Don’t Be Bad. His works have won several awards including the Golden Globes Best Cinematography.
The cast performances are magnificent, with exceptional spotlight going to Toni Servillo, being that much of the film and story centers on him. He plays one of the best Monk/Father portrayals I have seen in cinema. He brings the aesthetics of this character to life. Servillo is a successful and timeless Actor. He’s won many awards, including the Golden Globes Best Actor. His works include The Great Beauty and Il Divo.
The plot for The Confessions is astounding. Director/Writer Roberto Andò alongside Co-Writer Angelo Pasquini come together to create a story that is groundbreaking and innovative. The story offers crime and deception, yet the cinematic execution holds more mystery, and this makes the film so enticing. Andò is the Writer and Director, winning awards for Best Screenplay. His works include Strange Crime and The Prince’s Manuscript. Pasquini is also a successful Writer, also winning awards for Best Screenplay. His works include Angel of Evil and Our Land.
The practical effects are simple, yet convincing and remaining true to the tone and nature of the film. Maria Rita Barbera is successful as the Costume Designer. She won awards for Best Costume Design. Her works include The Son’s Room and Caro Diario.
The Confessions is not the goosebumps scare you would get from a slasher film, yet; it is a psychological terror. It’s a perfect example of how ruthless and devious humans can be. The mysteriousness surrounding events provides the viewer with an adrenaline rush of varying emotions. It’s an intimate cinematic experience offering personality with aura from the cast.
The score is one of the most beautiful collections of compositions I have heard in cinema. Maybe it’s the romanticism of Italian music in general. Or maybe the work of Composer Nicola Piovani, has a presence. He has won many awards, including Best Music, Original, Dramatic Score. The score is intense and dramatic, yet subtle and melodic. His works also include Life Is Beautiful and Don’t Worry, I’m Fine.
Andò’s film is a great cinematic experience and one of the best of the circuit with this general theme. The story and events unfold in a subtle but intense manner. The interwoven flashbacks aid the viewer to understand what’s going on to a great extent.
The film ends. I felt like there was more to it, but the time ran out or something. Or maybe it should end to keep the audience guessing. There is one question that remains to answer.
The Confessions trailer is enough to shed light upon how suspenseful, and intense the film is. Some of the musical score plays throughout. This is just a sample of the enticing pieces that play during the film.
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