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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.
SPECIAL EDITION DOUBLE-DISC SET FEATURES:
New, restored high-definition digital transfer
Video interviews with Costa-Gavras, Joyce Horman (wife of Charles Horman), producers Edward and Mildred Lewis and Sean Daniel, and Thomas Hauser, author of Missing, the film's source
Interviews from the 1982 Cannes Film Festival with Costa-Gavras, Jack Lemmon, Ed Horman (father of Charles), and Joyce Horman
New video essay with Peter Kornbluh, author of The Pinochet File, examining declassified documents concerning the 1973 military coup in Chile and the case of Charles Horman
Video highlights from the 2002 Charles Horman Truth Project event honoring the twentieth anniversary of Missing, with actors Sissy Spacek, John Shea, and Melanie Mayron
PLUS: A booklet featuring a new essay by critic Michael Wood, an interview with Costa-Gavras, the U.S. State Department's official response to Missing, and an open letter from Horman family friend Terry Simon
Costa-Gavras's most beautifully achieved political
melodrama...acted with immense authority by
Jack Lemmon and Sissy Spacek. --Vincent Canby, New York Times
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Sissy Spacek' husbans and her herself were living in Chile and one day Sissy's husband just dissapeared all of a sudden. His father comes from America to find him as well. Team up with his daughter in law, they try to find him desperately only to figure out that he is nowhere.
Throughout the film, Vangelis' great music effects the mood so much. There are actually two different kinds of music he made. 1. Very soft and tender keyboard sound that sustains and touches the charactors' emotions 2. Showing the charactor's tensed and nervous mind by using futuristic sound also using keyboard sound just like one of the BLADE RUNNER music that he also worked for.
It is a great shame that the dvd movie was mono that I can only hear mono.
Jack Lemmon was always a great actor. He is one of the few actor who really acts with his heart. Mostely he worked as a comedian but a few works he've done were all so succesful such as <Days of Wine and Roses><Glengarry Glenross ><The China Syndrome> he was oscar worth actor in them all.
In this movie, he was acting this heart chilling performance as well. Whenever he delivers each lines, he just chew and chew before he actually says it.
It is always delightful to see Sissy Spacek again. I only remember her from <Carrie> although I have liked all of her movies. She is just getting better nad better each time I see her new movies. I mean not new new but whenever I open new dvds that I own already.
This movie is so great because of the music, performance, directing, script and phase. All together memorable.
If only I can watch this movie again with stereo sound, I can pay anything.
If not for the history, get it for the story.
I was particularly impressed with how well Jack Lemmon portrays a father who is initially oblivious to the involvement of his own country, only to find himself in a dissonant state of mind when he finds out the deep extent of that involvement, and, particularly, how he wouldn't be helped at all when he needed it the most, after the mess was already done and obvious.
You think of Charles Horman as the naive, but the story shows how governments can work in detriment of the citizen, even past the degree where it does not need to (or at least shouldn't be allowed to at all), no matter how “bigger interests” (lawful or unlawful) are involved, as the events at the very end of the movie show (when he just wants his son… his body, that is).
Finally, we see a father, living comfortably with his beliefs, his political prejudices (as in judgments and ideas formed by adopted ideology), leave the simple and childish beliefs behind to understand—in the hard way—the pragmatism of the interests involved in big events such as those surrounding the Operation Condor. In short, that the world does not work in “easy to digest” dichotomies of black and white, good and evil, which is something so many people seem to miss when talking about politics and world diplomacy, despite it being a fairly obvious conclusion.
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