Le confessionnal (The Confessional)

Director: Robert Lepage Year: 1995 Run Time: 100min
Le confessional (The Confessionnal) (1995)

This award-winning feature-film debut by Robert Lepage is a Hitchcockian mystery set in Quebec City, both in the present (circa 1989) and in 1952, when Alfred Hitcock’s I Confess was filming on location.

Unfolding in flashbacks between the past and the present, the film follows the story of an adopted man on a search for his true identity, as recounted by his mother to a priest in a private confessional. Family secrets are on the line, blurred by the filming of I Confess. Further, lies and intrigue are clouding the air with mystery — and the foreshadowed sparks of the Quiet Revolution are growing louder.

Winner of the Genie for Best Film, Best Director and several others.


Robert Lepage


Robert Lepage


Philippe Carcassonne, David Puttnam, Denise Robert


Lothaire Bluteau, Anne-Marie Cadieux, Kristin Scott Thomas, Patrick Goyette


Drama, Thriller




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Le Confessionnal is filmed and set in Quebec. Robert Lepage is from Quebec.

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