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.
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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