- Original title
- Running time
- 122 min.
- United States
Donald E. Stewart, Costa-Gavras (Novel: Thomas Hauser)
Drama | Politics. Based On A True Story. Chilean Dictatorship. 1970s
- Synopsis / Plot
- This political thriller winner (ex aequo) of the Golden Palm in Cannes Film Festival has its origins in an actual event – the disappearance of a young American writer and filmmaker, Charles Horman (Shea), during a South American military coup. Jack Lemmon stars as Charles’ father, Ed Horman, a prominent New York businessman, who comes to the aid of Charles’ wife, Beth (Spacek), in her desperate search for her missing husband. They are led in circles, up blind alleys and are confronted with lies and false hopes from both U.S. and foreign officials. But they frantically trudge on together, overcoming their past differences until the painful, shattering conclusion.
: Oscar: Best Adapted Screenplay. 4 Nominations
: Golden Globes: 5 Nominations, including Best Film - Drama
: BAFTA Awards: Best Screenplay & Best Editing. 7 Nominations
: New York Film Critics Circle: Nominated for Best Film and Best Screenplay
: Cannes Film Festival: Palme d´Or (Golden Palm) (ex aequo) & Best Actor (Jack Lemmon)
: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Best Adapted Drama Screenplay
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