The Offence (Film)

Robert took a number of shots during the filming of  “The Offence”, in Bracknell, Berkshire.

The Offence a.k.a Something like the truth is a drama film directed by Sidney Lumet.  It stars, possibly the greatest Scottish actor of all time, Sean Connery.  The film was released in 1973.

A script discussion between Trevor Howard (Superintendent Cartwright), Director Sidney Lumet, and Sean Connery ( Detective-Sergeant Johnson.

A script discussion between Trevor Howard (Superintendent Cartwright), Director Sidney Lumet, and Sean Connery (Detective-Sergeant Johnson).  Photo – Robert Whitaker

Sean Connery plays police detective Johnson, who kills suspected child molester Kenneth Baxter (Ian Bannen) while interrogating him. The film explores Johnson’s varied, often aggressive attempts at rationalizing what he did, revealing his true motives for killing the suspect in a series of flashbacks.

Actor Sean Connery as Detective-Sergeant Johnson in the film "The Offence".  Photo - Robert Whitaker

Actor Sean Connery as Detective-Sergeant Johnson in the film “The Offence”. Photo – Robert Whitaker

The film was shot in early 1972 in and around Bracknell, England.

Striking the right dramatic attitude - but the lines won't come; Sean Connery rehearses for the part aided by Vivien Merchant, who plays his wife, Maureen.

Striking the right dramatic attitude – but the lines won’t come; Sean Connery rehearses for the part aided by Vivien Merchant, who plays his wife, Maureen.  Photo- Robert Whitaker

 

 

 

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