The Confessional

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The Confessional
Le Confessional.jpg
Directed by Robert Lepage
Produced by Philippe Carcassonne
David Puttnam
Denise Robert
Written by Robert Lepage
Starring Lothaire Bluteau
Patrick Goyette
Music by Sacha Puttnam
Cinematography Alain Dostie
Edited by Emmanuelle Castro
Distributed by Alliance Vivafilm
Release date
  • August 24, 1995 (1995-08-24) (Italy)
Running time
100 minutes
Country Canada
United Kingdom
Language English, French

The Confessional (French: Le Confessionnal) is a 1995 mystery-drama film directed by Robert Lepage.

The film is set in Quebec City, in two distinct time periods. In the present day, Pierre Lamontagne (Lothaire Bluteau) searches for his brother Marc (Pierre Goyette) to help unravel a family mystery. The mystery itself unfolds in flashbacks set against the backdrop of Alfred Hitchcock's 1952 filming of I Confess in the city.

The cast also includes Ron Burrage as Hitchcock, Kristin Scott Thomas as his assistant, and Jean-Louis Millette as Raymond Massicotte, Marc's lover who also holds the key to unlocking the Lamontagne family's secrets.

The Confessional won the Genie Award for Best Canadian Film of 1996, as well as the Claude Jutra Award for the best feature film by a first-time director. The film was selected as the Canadian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 68th Academy Awards, but was not accepted as a nominee.[1][2]


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  1. ^ Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
  2. ^ "41 to Compete for Foreign Language Oscar Nominations". Archived from the original on April 7, 2012. Retrieved 4 October 2015. 

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