- Rated: R
- Run Time: 1 hours, 29 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: January 24, 2012
- Originally Released: 1978
- Label: American Pop Classic
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
Performers, Cast and Crew:
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."