The Confession

The Confession

L’Aveu (15)


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Z director Costa-Gavras reunites with star Yves Montand for another gripping thriller. Prague, 1951. The Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Gérard (Montand) is suddenly arrested, tortured, and placed in solitary confinement. But will this seemingly loyal civil servant confess to treason?

Director Costa-Gavras | Cast Yves Montand, Simone Signoret, Gabriele Ferzetti

France, Italy | 1970 | 139 mins | Print source IFCinéma

French and Spanish with English subtitles


Awards and festivals

Winner, Best Foreign Film, Sant Jordi Awards (1971)

Nominated, UN Award, BAFTA Awards (1971)

Made with Costa-Gavras‘s customary brio and confidence …Sight & Sound

“A sparkling and savvy comedy of political manners …” Chicago Tribune

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