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

Not Rated  |   |  Drama, Mystery, Thriller  |  16 August 1996 (USA)
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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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Wonderful story telling.
12 March 1999 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

A complicated family past haunts two brothers in search of the truth. Via flashbacks we meet the family in turmoil, coincided with the making of Alfred Hitchcock's I CONFESS. With the creative use of past and present interweaved, we slowly find the truth that has been sitting under our noses at all times. Very clever and a very effective piece of cinema story telling.


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