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Missing [DVD] [Criterion Collection]

  • PG
  • DVD
  • 2 discs
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • Director Constantin Costa-Gavras made his English-language film debut with this political thriller, based on a true story. Although the nation depicted is never named directly, the action clearly takes place in Chile after the military coup. "Missing" centers around the disappearance of Charles Horman, an American expatriate who lives with his wife Beth in South America. One night, armed soldiers enter their home and drag him away. In desperation, Beth decides to contact Charles's father, Ed, and ask for help. In contrast to his left-wing daughter-in-law, Ed is staunchly patriotic. But as he gets the runaround from both American and Chilean officials, Ed receives a cold, hard lesson in political reality... and learns some ugly truths about US involvement in Latin America.

    Cannes Palme d'Or 1982
    Cannes Best Actor 1982 Jack Lemmon American Actor, SOME LIKE IT HOT
    Academy Awards Best Adapted Screenplay 1982 Costa Gavras Greek Director, Z (1969)
    Academy Awards Best Adapted Screenplay 1982 Donald Stewart

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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): CC1769

  • Credits
    Jack Lemmon, John Uhler Lemmon, Sissy Spacek, Mary Elizabeth Spacek, John Shea, Melanie Mayron
  • Critic Reviews
    "...Highly interesting....Constantly absorbing..."
    Variety

    "...A suspense-thriller of real cinematic style....[Lemmon and Spacek] are superb..."
    New York Times

    "[T[his surprise hit based on the case of Ed and Charlie Horman rings true..."
    USA Today

    "Greek director Costa-Gavras is like Oliver Stone with subtlety....Heartbreaking..." -- Grade: B+
    Entertainment Weekly

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