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The Confessional (1995)
"Le confessionnal" (original title)

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The year is 1952, in Quebec City. Rachel, 16, unmarried, and pregnant, works in the church. Filled with shame, she unburdens her guilt to a young priest, under the confidentiality of the ... See full summary »

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Pierre Lamontagne
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Raymond Massicotte
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André Lamontagne
François Papineau ...
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Françoise Lamontagne
Normand Daneau ...
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Anne-Marie Cadieux ...
Manon
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Rachel
Lynda Beaulieu ...
Jeanne d'Arc (as Lynda Lepage-Beaulieu)
Pascal Rollin ...
The Parish Priest Laliberte
Billy Merasty ...
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Paul Hébert ...
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The year is 1952, in Quebec City. Rachel, 16, unmarried, and pregnant, works in the church. Filled with shame, she unburdens her guilt to a young priest, under the confidentiality of the confessional. In the present year of 1989, Pierre Lamontagne has returned to Quebec to attend his father's funeral. He meets up with his adopted brother, Marc, who has begun questioning his identity and has embarked on a quest for his roots that would lead them to the Quebec of the 1950s. Past and present converge in a complex web of intrinque where the answer to the mystery lies. Written by L.H. Wong <as9401k56@ntuvax.ntu.ac.sg>

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This is the first film as a movie director by Robert Lepage, a famed Canadian play director. See more »

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Beautifully-Filmed masterpiece from a dramatic veteran
14 August 1999 | by (Albany, NY, USA) – See all my reviews

Robert LePage is, in my opinion, a film-making genius. "Le Confessionel" has some of the best photography I have ever seen on film. The plot, the characters, the pacing, and the editing all come together perfectly to make a compelling and visually stunning film. I know Mr. Lepage has done a lot of work in the theater, as well as acting in film (e.g. "Jesus of Montreal"). He is multi-talented and truly gifted.


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