Absence of Malice

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A false story of murder is leaked to the press and a journalist becomes entangled with the man accused of the crime. Starring Paul Newman and Sally Field, and featuring a memorable performance from Wilford Brimley, this thrilling character-driven drama, directed by the great Sydney Pollack, reflects on the American media’s relationship with the law and the ethics of journalism. Newman and Field shine. The film was nominated for three Academy Awards and screened in competition at the 32nd Berlin Film Festival.

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