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Le confessionnal (1995)

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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
Patrick Goyette ...
Jean-Louis Millette ...
Raymond Massicotte
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Assistant to Hitchcock
Ron Burrage ...
Richard Fréchette ...
André Lamontagne
François Papineau ...
Paul-Émile Lamontagne
Marie Gignac ...
Françoise Lamontagne
Normand Daneau ...
The Young Priest Massicotte
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 ...
Moose
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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16 August 1996 (USA)  »

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CAD 597,710 (Canada)
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Dedication: "To the memory of my father." See more »

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References Vertigo (1958) See more »

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Composed and Performed by Stefan Girardet and Alison Goldfrapp
Published by Pollyanna Productions (1995)
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I caught this film on a movie channel on television today. Although I didn't know anything about it I was drawn into the story and couldn't stop watching it. The film has very pretty scenes with outstanding cinematography and framing of the characters. Great angles and editing. Wonderful symbolism. The pieces of the puzzle keep appearing but the puzzle isn't solved until the final moments. The movie kept me in suspense the entire 2 hours. Bravo! Oustanding acting and use of colors. The acting was very good and although I hadn't heard about this film previously I expect to pass it on. If you life foreign films and movies that make you think you'll enjoy this movie tremendously.


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