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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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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 ... Assistant to 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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Storyline

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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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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Dedication: "To the memory of my father." See more »

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References Vertigo (1958) See more »

Soundtracks

Blues serenade
Written by Mitchell Parish
Composed by Frank Signorelli
Performed by Sarah Vaughan
Published by EMI Music Ltd (1953)
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Beautifully-Filmed masterpiece from a dramatic veteran
14 August 1999 | by JennyO-2See 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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