Missing (1982)

 missing“You Americans, you always assume you must do something before you can be arrested.” – Silvio

Number of Times Seen – 1 (9 Jul 2014)

Brief Synopsis – After an American goes missing during a coup in Chile in 1973, his young wife and his father try to manuever through all the beaurocratic red time to find him.

My Take on it – This movie is one that’s been on my list for quite some time and I’m extremely happy that I finally got to see it.

I had no real idea of what the story entailed and was quite surprised to see such great performances in a movie that isn’t so well known.

Jack Lemmon and Sissy Spacek are both amazing as two lone Americans searching for their lost loved one among the chaos of the aftermath of a bloody coup.

The story is really gripping and you can feel the tension and frustration of trying to find a missing person in a far away land in the early 70’s.

This movie was nominated for 4 oscars (Picture, actor, actress and adapted screenplay). It won for screenplay.

A side note – anyone who watches this should check online afterwards because the epilogue to the whole story was changed years afterwards and even now 32 years after the movie was made and 41 since the events, the true story is radically different than what is portrayed making the movie even more powerful.

Bottom Line – What a great telling of true events. Lemmon and Spacek are both excellent. It’s very interesting that even 32 years after the film was made and 41 years after the events, the story is still not completely done. Highly recommended!

Rating – Oscar Worthy


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