DVD CoverMissing is political filmmaker extraordinaire Costa-Gavras’s compelling, controversial dramatization of the search for American filmmaker and journalist Charles Horman, who mysteriously disappeared during the 1973 coup in Chile. Jack Lemmon and Sissy Spacek give magnetic, emotionally commanding performances as Charles’s father and wife, who are led by U.S. embassy and consulate officials through a series of bureaucratic dead-ends before eventually uncovering the terrifying facts about Charles’s fate and disillusioning truths about their government. Written and directed with clarity and conscience, the Academy Award–winning Missing is a testament to Costa-Gavras’s daring.

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eBook version of Thomas Hauser's book.
printed version of Thomas Hauser's book.

Click the links below to watch short excerpts from the film.

Coup launch 
Ed Horman pleads for his son 
Grim news 

Click the links below to watch short excerpts of interviews from Criterion's DVD of the movie "MISSING", with Thomas Hauser, author of the book The Execution of Charles Horman: An American Sacrifice on which "Missing" is based, "Missing" producers Edward and Mildred Lewis, and Sean Daniel, former President of Production at Universal Pictures.

"Missing" -- the book 
Universal Picures takes on "Missing"
Pre-filming preparations
State Department reation to the film 
Libel suit brought against the makers of the film 
Audience reaction to the film