Missing. 1982. USA. Directed by Costa-Gavras. Screenplay by Costa-Gavras, Donald Stewart, based on the book by Thomas Hauser. With Jack Lemmon, Sissy Spacek, Charles Cioffi. DCP. 122 min.
After civil war breaks out and martial law is imposed by the military government of a South American country (which resembles a fictionalized Chile), idealistic young Amrican journalist Charles Horman is taken away by soldiers. His desperate wife and father are left to endure the hopeless web of trying to find out what has happened to Charles, with no help from embassy officials. Missing is a slow, steady lesson in frustration and political idealism gone wrong.