A man and a priest go head-to-head but not in the way you would expect in this tense thriller.
One fateful night, a man walks into a church and finds the priest in charge, Father Peter. The man has a gun wound to his stomach. As Father Peter nurses him to health, he tells his story. As the man, named Victor Strong, is about to give his full story, he is ambushed by Willow, a police officer who wants Victor either taken in or dead. When Victor defends himself and shoots Willow, the truth slowly begins to be revealed.
Victor was an ex-cop who allegedly been involved in criminal activities. However, Victor proclaims his innocence and denounces Willow as a fraud, covering up for someone else. When Willow gives Victor a chance to surrender or end up dead, Willow’s fate is stored. As Victor finally reveals everything, it finally inspires Father Peter to reveal some long hanging skeletons in his closet and when it is all said and done, something shocking is in store for these two.
From the moment the movie starts, the tension begins to rise in this thriller from the mind of writer and director David Beton. From Victor’s opening narration, said in a tone as if he is speaking a prayer. This soon becomes the setup for the film where an injured Victor heads to church and confronts the priest Father Peter. Victor is excellently played by True Blood’s Stephen Moyer as we see him come to grips with who he is, talking about how much he misses his wife and daughter and slowly unveiling how the relationship deteriorated.
Colm Meaney gives a powerful performance as Father Peter, who question Victor’s being there and why he is involved with what’s going on. He is both headstrong and concerned as it seems he fears for his life at times. When Clare-Hope Ashitey’s Willow gets involved, Peter finds himself torn between believing Victor or Willow. However, deep down, Peter does trust one and reveals a major skeleton about his past and gpes as far as bonding with Victor as they both have the perfect settings for revelations.
Confession is tense from the moment it begins and the twists and revelations between both the lead protagonists churned out by Stephen Moyer and Colm Meaney’s performances make you not feel you’re watching an 80-minute film but shorter as it that’s good when it comes to getting involved in the story.
WFG RATING: A-
Uncork’d Entertainment presents a Picture Perfect production. Director: David Beton. Producers: Lucinda Rhodes Thakrar and Jeet Thakrar. Writer: David Beton. Cinematography: Andrew Rodger. Editing: Neil Lenthall.
Cast: Stephen Moyer, Colm Meaney, Clare-Hope Ashitey, Kris Johnson, Sadie Jean Shirley.