Missing

Young American journalist Charlie mysteriously disappears during a military coup in Chile. His father, ed hormen and wife go out to look for. Stubborn ed that firmly believe in democratic values and the indispensable help from "uncle Sam", can not understand that all notions of fairness here we should throw away as useless. The American representatives here work hand in hand with the military junta that came to power in a coup. What's on the individual to care about...

Director:
  • Costa-Gavras

Stars:
Release Date: 1982-03-12
IMDb icon 7.7/10
  • Country: MX, US
  • Language: English | Spanish | French
  • Budget: $9,500,000
  • Revenue: Cumulative Worldwide $14,000,000
reviews
Margot Pippas
03 March 2015 | 08:48

Costa Gavras "Missing news".

The film is about blind patriotism and a dark Epiphany.

September 11, 2973 year, Chile's bloody military coup. To power comes Augusto Pinochet.

On the background of the bloody massacre unfolding story of Charles Horman and his young wife Beth, arrived in Santiago. Charles mysteriously disappeared. And America comes from father ed Horman, fanatically believe in the correctness of the policy of America. Actually about the father of Charles and it. An old man who grew up on the ideals of honor and justice, confident in their permanence in the process of seeking the son, comes to their complete collapse.

Life is not as we her make up. And the first person in the state, not always lead with us citizens fair game. Well when the country is relatively quiet. But if not quiet? But if we went too far?

But we continue to believe in your dream world, in justice, nobility, truth. But not true that, it hard icky. And kind of scary. Not for myself, for friends those who love those who value, those who do not imagine life. And even not relatives, and just people, living people. And people kill, kill meanly, cynically, with impunity. In our time, when it seems that it is impossible to imagine such people still kill.

And now in our time, of course, not revolution, understand/ but kill. The bottom line is well, people die. And neither a day more and more. And we used already. And the news is not surprised. But not used. You have to be a person a person finally. Can not be used.

It is impossible to invent idols, for the idols of our simple people. And people are often weak and the temptations are great, and,... money decide the fate of the world.

There was a man on the world, loved his wife, his country, drew cartoons, wrote newspaper articles. But the main thing was trying to get to the essence of things, listened, recorded, analyzed, heard and came to the conclusion that a reign of terror in Chile is not without the help of America.

He, the American realized that his country so great, what he is it always represented. For this truth he has paid with his life. Then his father came. And also passed via the same way. And then the Director Costa-Gavras on the basis of the actual events made this film. Everything is shown in the film was really, that's exactly what happened.

I mean that time will put everything in and all secrets will be revealed. A person is I say, having in mind yourself you, reading these lines, have to live by conscience. Man, if he is persons and not nobody, should live by conscience.

And last but not least.

People make mistakes, anyone. It's life without not succeed. People make mistakes, and then admits his mistakes and to the best of their ability trying to fix it. But errors errors are different.

To recognize that you were wrong, believing in the inviolability of the democratic principles of the country in the rightness of his country, is not easy. Difficult because everything breaks, all your system of values, confidence in the future your children are finally in some extent lost the meaning of life.

To recognize the wrongness of his country, it means to divide with it responsibility, a moral responsibility. But only this is the real patriotism. Easy ways to history well as easy ways to life is not happen.

Alexine Lauder
03 November 2011 | 04:23

A powerful film, no lost its relevance with since deservedly received the "Golden palm branch" at the IFF Le Cannet.

This is not only truthful and reliable image of the bloody coup in Chile, but and the tragic story of the little man who discovered that the world is ruled by lies and hypocrisy that for the sake of some momentary, purely politicized purposes the state machine is willing to sacrifice anyone else, close eyes any offence.

Brilliant Jack Lemmon plays far from politics, idealistically-minded businessman who believes in the American dream and the ideals of American society. Arriving in Chile searches for son, missing lead to September 1973, in the midst of mass repression that were carried out by Pinochet and his clique, he every day immersed in a nightmare, arranged as turns to blessings, explicit assistance of US authorities.

Masterfully precise strokes Costa-Gavras captures the atmosphere of General madness and violence. Here hopeless look of a naked man somewhere carabinieri, here nameless corpse floating in the river, that the informer, whose face covered with a hoodie, a finger poke on"unreliable".

Lemmon literally live on screen the tragedy of a man who realized how much he was blind naive when I sincerely believed that never contact with policy that native state will protect him and a family that blood river, flowing somewhere far away, personally to him irrelevant. Tragic drama Costa-Gavras is really convinced in the opposite.

Myrtice Shaya
09 April 2016 | 02:57

The basis of this painting is based on a true story of the disappearance of an American journalist in Chile during the military coup in that country in September 1973. Director Costa — Gavras made a very heavy tape, showing the aftermath of the bloody coup.

In search of a missing journalist in Chile comes to his father, ed Hormen. Ed blindly believing in the sanctity of democratic values, along with his daughter-in-law will look, live or dead. This search will be for each of them the hardest test. Then what they believed will be the wrapper under each they will see the false and hypocritical stuffing. In the investigation of their eyes open, earlier for each of them invisible, a political party, right until they will get will be very harsh, tragic and revealing a double game in his country.

Against this background investigation Costa — Gavras paints a powerful picture showing the terrible, the atrocities committed by supporters of Augusto Pinochet. The operator Ricardo Aronovich with the ultimate documentary detailing was able to show the scale of the offense. The number of corpses exceeds the limit. Volumetric plans put pressure on viewer is forced to be terrified shudder seen. Shivers run through body of the terrible staff.

The tension in the tape increases due to powerful music pieces. Tense and disturbing electronic music by the great Vangelis falls on the psyche of the viewer in sharp the toughest moments, when we see streets filled with blood and dead everywhere. The suspense rolls in these points full, even more exposing the horror of the coup. What is human life in this house and the whirl of doing evil? Nothing.

Chic the role of Jack Lemmon, who handed the tragedy and the pain of losing his son, and also a complete loss in in he so unreservedly believed. Hero Jack blindly believe their country only after the loss of a son to it opens the real truth about the dark side of their country. Heroine sissy Spacek perfectly played the role of a woman whose Outlook look at life is completely transformirovalsya after seeing the horrors.

A beautiful example of a political Thriller, tense and realistic showing the events in Chile in the autumn of 1973 the picture.

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faq
How much has Missing made?
Commercial tv-show fees worldwide today are Cumulative Worldwide $14,000,000.
How much did it cost to make Missing?
According to various sources, the cost of producing the tv-show was at least $9,500,000.
Who is the director of the movie Missing?
This tv-show was directed by Costa-Gavras.
What is the genre of Missing?
The tv-show belongs to the genres of Drama, History, Biography, Palme d’Or winners Movies.
Who starred in Missing?
Many famous actors starred in this tv-show, here are the names of the most famous: Jack Lemmon, Sissy Spacek, Melanie Mayron, John Shea, Charles Cioffi.
What is Missing IMDB Ranking?
At the moment, the rating is 7.7.
When was Missing released?
The start date for this tv-show on USA TV is 1982-03-12.