Japanese master of suspense Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s (PULSE) eerie, intense psychological thriller PENANCE unfolds on a sleepy small town playground, when a mysterious stranger approaches a group of young friends, then kidnaps and brutally murders one of the girls. Wracked with grief, the victim’s unhinged mother Asako (Kyoko Koizumi) demands that the shaken survivors identify the killer or face a penance of her choosing. Growing up in the shadow of this tragic debt, each of the four girls cultivates a warped survival mechanism – avoidance, desperation, fear and obsession.
2. Emergency PTA Meeting
Maki is now a teacher at a strict elementary school and trains in self-defense techniques to combat her overall sense of helplessness.
4. Ten Months Ten Days
When Yuka was a child, her mother always favored Yuka’s sickly older sister Mayu. Now the successful proprietor of a flower shop, Yuka is still consumed by jealousy.
not much of a horror, but it was so worth watching!
Normally Im not tricked by reviews but I was this time, lol, I wouldnt call this explosive, it is slow and I have to agree with another comment, I liked the girls' story lines better but was really expecting something thrilling after reading comments and was let down. I did nod off a few times in the last episode.
Absolutely great story and the final episode was so explosive!
it kept me wanting more episode after episode
Awesome! Didn't have very high expectations going in, and came out very impressed.