The ten part web series is based on a simple premise of a Hitman (Sutherland) walking into a church wishing to confess to the Priest (Hurt). The gripping tale begins with the hitman telling the priest that he has killed several people and is about to kill one more tonight. When the priest refuses to get involved by hearing anymore of his confessions, Sutherland threatens to kill people from his congregation.
Backed against a wall, the priest listens to the hitman’s list of killings which is presented to us in a string of flashbacks. When the priest tries to convince him of his guilt, the hitman simply known as ‘the confessor’ refuses to acknowledge his crime. In the back and forth discussion that happens between the priest and the hitman, the priest ends up confessing to his past crimes, that of an abuser and being the cause of his wife’s death and his son’s trauma. A shocking revelation at the end makes for a fitting finale for a well-crafted short series.
The web series, unlike the norm, features best of talent in terms of actors, director, cinematography, editing, and a highly skilled production team that makes the series match some of the best motion pictures.
Catch Keifer Sutherland’s ‘The Confession’, yet another brilliant venture on the heels of 24 and Touch, tonight at 7.45 only on AXN India.