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The Confession (2008)

Set in 1970s Ireland, Johnny Smith, a seemingly innocent local boy, goes to church to confess his sins to the all powerful town priest. With his friend standing by he nervously enters the ... See full summary »

Director:

Thomas Hefferon

Writer:

Thomas Hefferon
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Cast

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Sean Flanagan Sean Flanagan ... Johnny Smith
Donncha Crowley Donncha Crowley ... Father Mullins
Stephen Morris Stephen Morris ... Sean Crilly
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Set in 1970s Ireland, Johnny Smith, a seemingly innocent local boy, goes to church to confess his sins to the all powerful town priest. With his friend standing by he nervously enters the confession box and begins a strange conversation with the priest, who seems more interested in gossiping about the nocturnal habits of the local women than granting him absolution from his sins. But everything is not as it seems. Written by Thomas Hefferon

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Short | Comedy

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Country:

Ireland

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 August 2008 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Lithuania See more »

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Budget:

€2,200 (estimated)
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Color
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A simple tale, impressively told
5 August 2008 | by ftylSee all my reviews

Bless me father for I have sinned...

The Confession combines a simple story with exceptional technical presentation to create a short that is truly more than the sum of its parts.

A local lad goes to church to confess his sins to the priest, what follows comprises the plot of The Confession.

To describe the story further would merely dampen its effectiveness but suffice to say it is well acted, wonderfully shot and (a virtue many short and feature films forget) knows not to overstay its welcome.

If you happen to come across it at a festival be sure to check it out.


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