The Confession (1970)

The Confession


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This sublimely paranoid thriller stars Yves Montand as an East European government functionary who is inexplicably imprisoned by his communist superiors. He is not told why he has been arrested. Undergoing psychological torture, Montand eventually discovers that he's to be a defendant in a "show trial" conducted by his government.

Rating: PG
Genre: Drama, Art House & International, Mystery & Suspense
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Written By: Artur London, Lise London, Jorge Semprún
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On DVD: May 25, 2015
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All Critics (3)

Costa-Gavras dramatizes Gérard's ordeal and makes us feel his pain, his exhaustion, but most of all the terrible loss of his sense of self.

Full Review… | June 22, 2015
Q Network Film Desk

The Confession exhibits signs of post-masterpiece fatigue, though it makes up for some of it with sheer gutsiness.

Full Review… | June 2, 2015
The Dissolve

Costa-Gavras's vision of horror as 'a mere formality'

Full Review… | January 2, 2012

Audience Reviews for The Confession

A (typical Costa-Gavras) political thriller that may interest the veterans!!

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