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Missing

  • Dir: Costa-Gavras

  • USA, 1982, English, 122mins, DCP

  • Cast: Jack Lemmon, Sissy Spacek, Melanie Mayron

In 1973, Chile’s democratically elected socialist leader was deposed in a violent military coup. When a left-wing Chile-based American journalist goes missing, his conservative pro-establishment father and his wife must overcome their political differences to find him. Together, they discover that the US government not only aided in the coup but knows more about the disappearance than it lets on. As strikingly realistic as it is, the film was ensnared in a lawsuit for libel by the former US Ambassador. Though a continuation of Costa-Gavras’ longtime creative interest in exposing authoritarian regimes and those who enable them, this controversial Palme d'Or winner also goes beyond that as a sincere character drama about trauma and truths bridging one family’s ideological divide. 

Cannes Film Festival: Palme d'Or and Best Actor 

Academy Awards: Best Adapted Screenplay

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