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TRIBUTES AND RETROSPECTIVES

Costa-Gavras


Missing



Costa-Gavras
1982 - United States - 2h02

Screenings : sunday 27 - 1:45 pm - Le Quai - T900 - presented by Costa-Gavras - réalisteur and Serge Toubiana - critique tuesday 29 - 10:00 am - Le Quai - T900
Charles Horman and his wife Beth live in Chile. When the military coup d'état starts, Charles witnesses the surprising presence of American advisers on the ground and disappears. Beth sets out to find her husband, in vain. She informs Ed, Charles father, who joins her to help.
Palme d'or in 1982 and acting award for Jack Lemmon, Missing again uses the fragmented editing found in previous Costa-Gavras films and portrays the moving political and individual redemption of a father in search of his son. Having worked closely with the real-life Ed and Joyce Horman (Beth in the film), Costra-Gavras shot this film in great secret given its controversial subject matter. For his first film in Hollywood – which gave him carte blanche – he criticises American interference in Chilean politics and describes the American diplomats on site as a band of spooks and double agents. Highly controversial on its release, the film made the government publish a note countering the films theses.
CAST AND CREW


Cast : Jack Lemmon, Sissy Spacek, Melanie Mayron, John Shea, Charles Cioffi, David Clennon, Richard Venture, Jerry Hardin
Screenplay : Costa-Gavras, Donald E. Stewart
Cinematography : Ricardo Aronovich
Editing : Françoise Bonnot
Music : Vangelis

Production : PolyGram Filmed Entertainment, Universal Pictures

French distributor : Splendor films