Tetsuya Nakashime came to most of our attention through his sweet (if quirky) "Kamikaze Girls", but with "Memories of Matsuko" and "Paco and the Magical Picture Book" he injected a bit of sour in with his sweet. With his upcoming screen adaptation of Kanae Minato’s best-selling mystery novel "Kokuhaku (Confession)" Nakashima explores the decidedly sour territory of a high school teacher (Takako Matsu) who plots to take revenge on the teenage bullies who murdered her daughter.
Dead Leaves - Hiroyuki Imaishi (2004)
From Production I.G., the same folks who brought you "Ghost in the Shell", "Blood: The Last Vampire" and the animated O-Ren Ishii sequence in "Kill Bill, Vol. 1" comes the zany outer space prison break "Dead Leaves". Cyborg Bonnie and Clyde team Retro and Pandy get nabbed by the cops and locked up in Dead Leaves, a prison complex built inside a half-destroyed moon. When they hatch a plan to break out and take all the other convicts with them, well, let's just say that all hell breaks loose.