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Missing

Costa-Gavras

 
Missing (Criterion DVD)

DVD

2 Discs

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  • United States
  • 1982
  • 122 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.85:1
  • English
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  • Spine #449

Missing is political filmmaker extraordinaire Costa-Gavras’s compelling, controversial dramatization of the search for American filmmaker and journalist Charles Horman, who mysteriously disappeared during the 1973 coup in Chile. Jack Lemmon and Sissy Spacek give magnetic, emotionally commanding performances as Charles’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.

Cast

Beth HormanSissy Spacek
Ed Horman Jack Lemmon
Terry SimonMelanie Mayron
Charles Horman John Shea
Ray TowerCharles Cioffi
Phil Putnam David Clennon
U.S. AmbassadorRichard Venture
Colonel Sean Patrick Jerry Hardin
Andrew BabcockRichard Bradford
Frank Teruggi Joe Regalbuto
David Holloway Keith Szarabajka
Kate Newman Janice Rule

Credits

DirectorCosta-Gavras
ProducerEdward Lewis and Mildred Lewis
ScreenplayCosta-Gavras, Donald Stewart and John Nichols
Based on the book byThomas Hauser
Executive producersPeter Guber and Jon Peters
CinematographyRicardo Aronovich
Production designPeter Jamison
EditingFrançoise Bonnot
Costume designJoe I. Tompkins
CastingWally Nicita
MusicVangelis
Special visual effectsAlbert Whitlock

Disc Features

SPECIAL EDITION DOUBLE-DISC SET:

  • 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 The Execution of Charles Horman, the film’s source
  • Video interviews from the 1982 Cannes Film Festival with Costa-Gavras, Jack Lemmon, Ed Horman (father of Charles), and Joyce Horman
  • Video interview with Peter Kornbluh, author of The Pinochet File, examining declassified documents concerning the 1973 military coup in Chile and the case of Charles Horman
  • Highlights from the 2002 Charles Horman Truth Project event honoring Missing, with actors Sissy Spacek, John Shea, and Melanie Mayron, among others
  • Theatrical trailer
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring a new essay by critic Michael Wood, an open letter from Horman family friend Terry Simon, an interview with Costa-Gavras, and the U.S. State Department’s official response to Missing

    New cover by Neil Kellerhouse

Film Essays

Missing: “Who Would Care About Us If We Disappeared?”

By Michael WoodOctober 20, 2008

The films of Constantin Costa-Gavras are often described as political thrillers, and the . . . Read more »

Photo Galleries


Clippings

RENDEZVOUS WITH Costa-Gavras

March 10, 2009

“All movies are political,” the indefatigable Costa-Gavras told Leonard Lopate last week while . . . Read more »


Press Notes

Press Notes: Tuesday Heartbreak—Missing

October 27, 2008

“Greek director Costa-Gavras is like Oliver Stone with subtlety,” declares Chris Nashawaty in . . . Read more »


Film Essays

Missing: “Who Would Care About Us If We Disappeared?”

By Michael WoodOctober 20, 2008

The films of Constantin Costa-Gavras are often described as political thrillers, and the . . . Read more »

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