Fans of Korean thrillers will want to tune into tvN Movies to catch Confession. Starring So Ji-sub, Kim Yunjin and Nana, the film is an official remake of the acclaimed 2016 Spanish thriller Contratiempo (The Invisible Guest).
In Confession, the head of a promising IT company who one day becomes the sole suspect in a closed-door murder case in which his girlfriend is the victim. The defence attorney with a 100% acquittal rate must now prove him innocent – the story begins when these two people sit down together to assemble the pieces of the puzzle.
The central axis on which the film is structured is the conversation between YOO Min-ho, who claims he is innocent, and the attorney YANG Shin-ae, who reconstructs the details of the case based on his testimony. A sharp tension arises between YOO Min-ho, who tells of the events that led him to the scene of the crime in a hotel room, and Attorney YANG, who continues to find holes in his story.
In a situation where all the evidence points to him as the culprit, YOO Min-ho tries to gain control of the situation by manipulating even YANG Shin-ae, a lawyer with an unblemished record. YANG, a talented lawyer with the ability to transform guilt into innocence, makes use of YOO’s psychology to create a perfect scenario that will prove his innocence, while coaxing out the truth that he refuses to reveal.
Confession is a story with many false bottoms and interlocking parts. Plots like this can easily fall apart if they aren’t well structured and executed, but writer-director Yoon Jong-seok has created a highly entertaining film that works on all levels.
Catch Confession when it premieres on Saturday, 25 March at 10pm on tvN Movies (Astro CH416 & Astro GO | unifi TV CH201 & unifi playTV | tonton), followed by an encore on Wednesday, 29 March at 10pm.
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