Absolution

1978 · 1 hr 35 min

R6.546%66%
At a Catholic public school, Benjamin "Benjie" Stanfield (Dominic Guard) is tired of being the teacher's pet and decides to play a practical joke on his form master Father Goddard (Richard Burton). In confession, Stanfield tells Goddard that he has accidentally murdered his friend Blakey (Sir Billy Connolly) 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 (David Bradley) mysteriously disappears.
Directed By
Anthony Page
Written By
Anthony Shaffer
Studio
Bulldog

Cast of Absolution

RB
Richard BurtonFather Goddard
DG
Dominic GuardBenjamin 'Benjie' Stanfield
DB
David BradleyArthur Dyson
AK
Andrew KeirHeadmaster
WG
Willoughby GrayBrigadier Walsh
PL
Preston LockwoodFather Hibbert
JO
James OttawayFather Matthews
BW
Brook WilliamsFather Clarence
RS
Robin SoansFather Henryson
TM
Trevor MartinMr. Gladstone
SD
BG
Brian Gloverthe first policeman
DM
Dan Meadenthe second policeman
HM
Hilary MasonMiss Froggatt
HF
Hilda FenemoreMrs. Hoskins
RA
PL
JP
Jon PlowmanFather Piers
TS
MM
Michael Munna priest
KH
Kevin HartPeterson

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