(This analysis of Alfred Hitchock’s film noir classic ‘I Confess’ offers some key insights, but, as a caveat, also gives away elements of the plot. So spoiler alert, if you have not yet seen it. Perhaps best to give it a viewing, then read on, Macduff). Editor
Alfred Hitchcock’s I Confess (1953) is best known (though it is not well known enough) for its dramatically and theologically compelling representation of the sacrament of reconciliation. In the film, set in contemporary Quebec City, a German refugee named Otto Keller commits a murder, and then confesses his crime to his priest, Father Michael

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