King Connery: The Offence (1973)

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“Nothing I have done can be one half as bad as the thoughts in your head.” Connery collaborated with maverick director Sidney Lumet (Serpico, Network) five times over three decades and arguably the most intimate and deep-cutting result of their efforts is the magnificent The Offence. A psychological cop thriller that examines the toll on a man forced to witness the vileness of humanity for over twenty years. This is Connery at his soul-baring best, pushed by Lumet who knew how to get the best out of his actors (his films have 17 Best Actor Oscar nominations). Connery gives a stripped down and haunting performance in this criminally overlooked film. Don’t miss out.

Regie: Sidney Lumet

Cast: Sean Connery, Trevor Howard, Vivien Merchant

Land: Verenigd Koninkrijk

Speelduur: 112 minuten

Taal: Engels

Ondertiteling: Geen


A veteran British police inspector, Sgt. Johnson (Sean Connery), has grown increasingly disturbed by the rapes and murders he has investigated over the years. When he finds a young girl in the woods who has been raped, police begin searching for a suspect. When Kenneth Baxter (Ian Bannen) is brought in for questioning, Johnson snaps, beating him during an unauthorized interrogation. Lt. Cartwright (Trevor Howard) is then brought in to interview him about the incident.

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