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Le confessionnal (1995)

Not Rated | | Drama, Mystery, Thriller | 16 August 1996 (USA)
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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Raymond Massicotte
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André Lamontagne
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Manon
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Rachel
Lynda Beaulieu ...
Jeanne d'Arc (as Lynda Lepage-Beaulieu)
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The Parish Priest Laliberte
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The Parish Priest (1989)
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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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Hitchcock would have been proud of this.


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Bekännelsen  »

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$575,001 (USA)
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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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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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Chain of stories
28 August 2010 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

Strange, gray and power. Chain of stories. Puzzle in cruel colors. A mother. Twoo priests. A movie. A great director. A taxi driver. Twoo brothers. A hotel. And a sick boy. Slices of universes and feeling of a rain circle. A museum with very old objects. A labyrinth with a lot of mirrors. A flavor of lost carnations. A piano song in a very deep room. The story is not very important. The point are emotions. Searches. Slices of hope. And the warm expectation. A film in which the spectator is part. Not another actor but a small bone of show. A show who exists in himself. So, it is not possible to be the outsider. Beautiful in a form without words,"Le confessional" is a interesting lesson about appearances and masks. About the cruelty of past and the red of present. About run and the Japanese refuge. About the death like huge shadow and the truth as oil drop.


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