Absolution Trailer

Absolution Trailer (1978)

"One man, two boys... one deadly game." 05 June 1978 Drama, Thriller, Mystery 95 mins

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...

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Richard Burton

as Father Goddard

Dominic Guard

as Benjamin 'Benjie' Stanfield

David Bradley

as Arthur Dyson

Andrew Keir

as Headmaster

Willoughby Gray

as Brigadier Walsh

Preston Lockwood

as Father Hibbert

James Ottaway

as Father Matthews

Brook Williams

as Father Clarence

Jon Plowman

as Father Piers

Robin Soans

as Father Henryson

Trevor Martin

as Mr. Gladstone

Sharon Duce

as Louella

Brian Glover

as the first policeman

Dan Meaden

as the second policeman

Hilary Mason

as Miss Froggatt


Stanley Myers

Original Music Composer

John Coquillon

John Coquillon Cinematography

John Coquillon

John Coquillon Director of Photography

International Releases Dates

United Kingdom 05 June 1978

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