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Le Confessionnal Details


Two different narratives, separated by 37 years, interconnect in this feature debut from acclaimed Canadian theater director Robert Lepage. In 1952, Alfred Hitchcock (here played by Ron Burrage) is in Quebec, filming Alfred Hitchcock. While the great director's presence adds a bit of Hollywood excitement to the usually sleepy city, Rachel (Suzanne Clement), a 16-year-old girl who works at a church being used for filming, is in turmoil. She's become pregnant and has nowhere to turn, so she speaks of her dilemma to the priest in the confessional, secure that it will remain confidential. In 1989, Pierre (Lothaire Bluteau) has returned to Quebec after three years in China to attend the funeral of his father. He encounters his adopted brother Marc (Patrick Goyette), and together they begin searching for answers to their difficult questions about their true heritage. Kristin Scott Thomas appears in a supporting role as Hitchcock's assistant. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi


Awarded by
Genie Awards Jacques Plante Best Sound Editing 1996 Nominee
Genie Awards Jean-Claude Laureux Best Sound 1996 Nominee
Genie Awards Jocelyn Caron Best Sound 1996 Nominee
Genie Awards Lothaire Bluteau Best Actor 1996 Nominee
Genie Awards Anne-Marie Cadieux Best Supporting Actress 1996 Nominee
Genie Awards Marie Gignac Best Supporting Actress 1996 Nominee
Genie Awards Antoine Morin Best Sound Editing 1996 Nominee
Genie Awards Barbara Kidd Best Costume Design 1996 Nominee
Genie Awards Robert Lepage Best Director 1996 Winner
Genie Awards Alain Dostie Best Cinematography 1996 Nominee
Genie Awards Diane Boucher Best Sound Editing 1996 Nominee
Genie Awards Emmanuelle Castro Best Editing 1996 Nominee
Genie Awards Francois Laplante Best Art Direction/Production Design 1996 Winner


Lothaire Bluteau
as Pierre Lamontagne
Patrick Goyette
as Marc Lamontagne
Jean-Louis Millette
as Raymond Massicotte
Kristin Scott Thomas
as Assistant to Mr. Hichcock
Richard Frechette
Marthe Turgeon
as The Healer
Anne-Marie Cadieux
Paul Hebert
as The Parish Priest (1989)
Marie Gignac
Billy Merasty
Suzanne Clement
as Rachel
Francois Papineau
as Paul-Emile Lamontagne


Robert Lepage
Philippe Carcassonne
David Puttnam
Denise Robert
Robert Lepage
Alain Dostie
Emmanuelle Castro
Francois Laplante
Art Director
Daniel Louis
Executive Producer
Steve Norris
Executive Producer
Barbara Kidd
Costume Designer
Jocelyn Caron
Sound/Sound Designer
Jean-Claude Laureux
Sound/Sound Designer
Louis-Philippe Rochon
First Assistant Director
Antoine Morin
Sound Editor
Diane Boucher
Sound Editor
Jacques Plante
Sound Editor