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The Confessional (1995)

Le confessionnal (original title)
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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Robert Lepage

Writer:

Robert Lepage
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lothaire Bluteau ... Pierre Lamontagne
Patrick Goyette Patrick Goyette ... Marc Lamontagne
Jean-Louis Millette ... Raymond Massicotte
Kristin Scott Thomas ... L'assistante de Hitchcock
Ron Burrage Ron Burrage ... Alfred Hitchcock
Richard Fréchette Richard Fréchette ... André Lamontagne
François Papineau ... Paul-Émile Lamontagne
Marie Gignac Marie Gignac ... Françoise Lamontagne
Normand Daneau ... The Young Priest Massicotte
Anne-Marie Cadieux ... Manon
Suzanne Clément ... Rachel
Lynda Beaulieu Lynda Beaulieu ... Jeanne d'Arc (as Lynda Lepage-Beaulieu)
Pascal Rollin Pascal Rollin ... The Parish Priest Laliberte
Billy Merasty Billy Merasty ... Moose
Paul Hébert ... 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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Canada | UK | France

Language:

French | English

Release Date:

16 August 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bekännelsen See more »

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Gross USA:

$575,001
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Dolby | Dolby SR

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Presented at the Göteborg International Film Festival (Sweden) in 1996. See more »

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References Psycho (1960) See more »

Soundtracks

Waiting for the night
Written by Martin Gore
Performed by Depeche Mode
Published by Sonet/EMI Music Ltd (1990)
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In a word: great.
18 June 2000 | by marieellSee all my reviews

I work in a video store, and when people ask me if I know a great movie, I am inclined to recommend Le Confessional. This film has got it all: drama, comedy, sex and mystery. Lepage has written an amazing screenplay, which is greatly compelling for the viewer. As a film student, I was also very appealed by the visual aesthetics of Le Confessional. Lepage has used a lot of color symbolism, which is truly eye candy. On the downside, the story is at times confusing, namely because of the two different time frames, but hey, it's Canadian. Overall, I highly appreciated this film and I think you should see it.


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