The Offence

Film, Thrillers

Time Out says

Adaptation of a stage play (This Story of Yours) by John Hopkins (of Z Cars). Discreet as it is, the opening-out process (effected by Hopkins himself) has sabotaged the strange, claustrophobic duel in which a suspected child-molester (Bannen) and the cop obsessively convinced of his guilt (Connery) find themselves subtly changing places during the course of interrogation. Embedded in a 'realistic' police scene, dialogue and situations now have a ring of arty melodrama. Fascinating, nevertheless, with outstanding performances from Connery and (especially) Bannen.


Release details

113 mins

Cast and crew

Sidney Lumet
John Hopkins
Sean Connery
Trevor Howard
Vivien Merchant
Ian Bannen
Derek Newark
Peter Bowles
John Hallam
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