Allreaders.com

Missing Movie Review Summary

Actors: Sissy Spacek, Jack Lemmon, Melanie Mayron, John Shea, Janice Rule

Detailed plot synopsis reviews of Missing

MISSING is a movie co-written and directed by Costa-Gavras in 1982. This film earned four nominations for the 1983 Academy awards but only Costa-Gavras earned the award in the "Best screenplay based on a book" category.

Charles Horman is a young American citizen arrested by the Chilean militaries a few days after the takeover that overthrowed the Allende government in September 1973. Charles's father, Ed Horman, arrives in Santiago in order to help his daughter-in-law (Spacek) to find Charles back. At first, Ed Horman has a total confidence in the officials of the American embassy who assure him that they try to find Charles. But, after a few days, Ed Horman starts his own inquiry, and understands that Charles may have been arrested because he was a little bit too curious about the role played by the U.S.A. during the military takeover.
The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler








Please enter the number 42 plus two in the right box.
    

Script Analysis of Missing

Click on a plot link to find similar books!

Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1960's-1970's Polit/Social/Race/Gender activism    -   Yes Plotlet:    -   surviving represssive govt

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   homemaker/wife Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American

Setting

The Americas (not US):    -   Yes The Americas:    -   South City?    -   Yes City:    -   dangerous Misc setting    -   resort/hotel

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   explicit references to deaths Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing Is this movie based on a    -   book

Movies with storylines, themes & endings like Missing

Missing Message Board (click here)
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
2 Ways to Search!
Or





Our Chief Librarian