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Le Confessionnal

The Confessional
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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
Editing by Emmanuelle Castro
Distributed by Alliance Vivafilm
Release date(s) August 24, 1995 (Italy)
September 29, 1995 (U.S.)
Running time 100 mins.
Country Canada
United Kingdom
Language English, French

The Confessional (French: Le Confessionnal) is a 1994 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.


  • Lothaire Bluteau as Pierre Lamontagne
  • Patrick Goyette as Marc Lamontagne
  • Jean-Louis Millette as Raymond Massicotte
  • Kristin Scott Thomas as Assistant to Hitchcock
  • Ron Burrage as Alfred Hitchcock
  • Richard Fréchette as André Lamontagne
  • François Papineau as Paul-Émile Lamontagne
  • Marie Gignac as Françoise Lamontagne
  • Normand Daneau as The Young Priest Massicotte
  • Anne-Marie Cadieux as Manon
  • Suzanne Clément as Rachel
  • Lynda Lepage-Beaulieu as Jeanne d'Arc
  • Pascal Rollin as The Parish Priest Laliberte
  • Billy Merasty as Moose
  • Paul Hébert as The Parish Priest (1989)

External links

  • Internet Movie Database
  • AllRovi
  • Canadian Film Encyclopedia

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