Los Angeles Times - 02/12/1988
"...Burton is surely bravura..."
This gripping and bizarre story of a Catholic priest and his students at an all-boys boarding school contains mystery, intrigue, murder and leads to a Hitchcock-like shock ending. ABSOLUTION is based on a true story.
Two students at a British boarding school use the confessional to manipulate a rigid Catholic priest into becoming involved in murder.
Film's release was delayed by two years, due to its failure to find a distributor. At the time of its British release, it had not yet found a US distributor.
The film was rated X by the British Board of Film Censors.
Shot in Technicolor.
When this film was shown on British TV, it went under the title "Murder by Confession."