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The Statement (2003)

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Tale of a former Nazi executioner who becomes a target of hitmen and Police investigators.

Director:

Norman Jewison

Writers:

Ronald Harwood (screenplay), Brian Moore (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Caine ... Pierre Brossard
Tilda Swinton ... Annemarie Livi
Jeremy Northam ... Colonel Roux
Alan Bates ... Armand Bertier
Charlotte Rampling ... Nicole
John Neville ... Old Man
Ciarán Hinds ... Pochon
Frank Finlay ... Commissaire Vionnet
William Hutt William Hutt ... Le Moyne
Matt Craven ... David Manenbaum
Noam Jenkins ... Michael Levy
Peter Wight ... Inspector Cholet
Malcolm Sinclair ... Cardinal of Lyon
Colin Salmon ... Father Patrice
David de Keyser David de Keyser ... Dom André (as David De Keyser)
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Tale of a former Nazi executioner who becomes a target of hitmen and Police investigators.

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At the end of World War II, many of those involved in war crimes were prosecuted. Some got away. Until now.

Genres:

Thriller | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence | See all certifications »

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Country:

Canada | France | UK

Language:

English | German | Italian | Latin | French

Release Date:

27 February 2004 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

A Confissão See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$23,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$37,220, 14 December 2003, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$763,044, 28 March 2004
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Penultimate theatrical movie of Sir Alan Bates (Armand Bertier). See more »

Goofs

When Brossard kills the assassin, he removes the assassin's passport and places it in his right pants pocket. He removes the passport from his left pants pocket while he is sitting in the car at the abbey. See more »

Connections

Features Only You (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Ordinarium Missae - Agnus Dei
(Public Domain)
(P) Point Classics, courtesy of Morning Music Limited
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Caine is sublimely fine as usual; the film leaves something to be desired
22 December 2003 | by george.schmidtSee all my reviews

THE STATEMENT (2003) ** Michael Caine, Tilda Swinson, Jeremy Northam, Charlotte Rampling, Alan Bates, John Neville, Ciaran Hines, Matt Craven. Caine is the best thing about this rambling and languidly paced suspenser about a true life French policeman who assisted the Nazis in WWII is now being pursued by the dogged investigator Swinson and Northam while marked for execution. Director Norman Jewison clearly knows he has an IMPORTANT movie on his hands but the creaky machinations involved leaves one desiring more meat to the drama at hand.


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