Absolution (1978)

At a Catholic public school, Benjamin Stanfield is tired of being the teacher's pet and decides to play a practical joke on his form master Father Goddard. In confession, Stanfield tells Goddard that he has accidentally murdered his friend Blakey and buried him in the forest. When Goddard investigates the matter, he finds a buried scarecrow. Goddard is outraged, but, due to the seal of confession, he knows he cannot expel Stanfield. Shortly after, Stanfield once again enters the confession booth, telling Goddard that what before was a practical joke, he has now made happen. In disbelief, Goddard once again goes to the forest to investigate the matter. This time, he discovers Blakey's dead body. The plot soon thickens as Stanfield's fellow student Arthur Dyson mysteriously disappears...

Directing:
  • Anthony Page

Writing:
  • Anthony Shaffer

Stars:
Release Date: 1978-06-05
themoviedb icon 6.8/10
  • Country: GB
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 95
Billy Connolly
Billy Connoll...
Blakey
Robert Addie
Robert Addie
Cawley
Brian Glover
Brian Glover
the first policeman
David Bradley
David Bradley
Arthur Dyson
Richard Burton
Richard Burto...
Father Goddard
Andrew Keir
Andrew Keir
Headmaster
Willoughby Gray
Willoughby Gr...
Brigadier Walsh
Preston Lockwood
Preston Lockw...
Father Hibbert
Brook Williams
Brook William...
Father Clarence
Trevor Martin
Trevor Martin
Mr. Gladstone
Hilary Mason
Hilary Mason
Miss Froggatt
Kevin Hart
Kevin Hart
Peterson
Michael Bell
Michael Bell
a boy
Julian Firth
Julian Firth
a boy
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