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.

Details

Release details

Duration:
113 mins

Cast and crew

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