Absolution 1978

Synopsis:

At a Catholic boys' school, domineering disciplinarian Father Goddard rules over his pupils with an iron hand. When one of his teenage charges confesses to murder, the dogmatic but deeply repressed Goddard finds his faith challenged and his life spiralling dangerously out of control. Also starring Billy Connolly (in his first feature-film role), Dominic Guard ,Kes star Dai Bradley, and the inimitable Brian Glover, and written by the great Anthony Shaffer, Absolution is one of British cinema’s most underrated chillers, not least for a towering central performance by Burton.

Directed by: Anthony Page
Written by: Anthony Shaffer
Release date: 1978-06-05
Runtime: 95 minutes
Tagline: One man, two boys... one deadly game.
Cast:
Richard Burton
Richard Burton
Father Goddard 
Dominic Guard
Dominic Guard
Benjamin 'Benjie' Stanfield 
David Bradley
David Bradley
Arthur Dyson 
Billy Connolly
Billy Connolly
Blakey 
Andrew Keir
Andrew Keir
Headmaster 
Willoughby Gray
Willoughby Gray
Brigadier Walsh