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Genres: Drama, Mystery / Suspense, Criterion Collection, Conspiracy, History / Events, Politics, Thriller, Crime Drama

Cast: Sissy Spacek, Jack Lemmon, John Shea

Director: Costa-Gavras (Costa-Gavra)

Synopsis: MISSING is political filmmaker extraordinaire Costa-Gavras's compelling, controversial dramatization of the search for American journalist Charles Horman, who mysteriously disappeared during the 1973 coup in Chile. Jack Lemmon and Sissy Spacek give magnetic, emotionally commanding performances as Horman's father and wife, who are led by U.S. embassy and consulate officials through a series of bureaucratic dead-ends before eventually uncovering the terrifying facts about Charles's fate and disillusioning truths about their government. Written and directed with clarity and conscience, the Academy Award winning MISSING is a testament to Costa-Gavras's daring.

Language: English

Country of Origin: United States of America

Production Year: 1982


  • "Costa-Gavras's most beautifully achieved political melodrama...acted with immense authority by Jack Lemmon and Sissy Spacek.", Vincent Canby, The New York Times


  • 1983: Nominee, Oscar, Best Picture, Academy
  • 1982: Winner, Best Actor, Jack Lemmon, Cannes Film Festival
  • 1983: Winner, Golden Palm Award, Cannes Film Festival
  • 1983: Winner, Oscar, Best Screenplay, Academy
  • 1983: Nominee, Oscar, Best Actor, Jack Lemmon, Academy
  • 1983: Nominee, Oscar, Best Actress, Sissy Spacek, Academy

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