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Perfect Contrition

A traumatized priest haunted by visions of his violent past obligingly serves a rural parish while indulging in a long distance affair, but his vindictive compulsion is sparked when he’s wrongly blamed for the deaths of two troubled altar boys.

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Format:
Screenplay
Starring Roles For:
40 Year Old Rugged Actor
Asian woman 30s
17ish, 18ish, female
In the Vein Of:
The Bad lieutenant
Blue Velvet
The Exterminating Angel
Posted:
03/09/2018
Updated:
08/22/2020
Author Bio:
James Palmer is a former war reporter and photographer who covered civil and regional conflicts in East Africa, South Asia, and the Middle East, including the Democratic Republic of Congo, Sudan, Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan and Pakistan.

His stories and photos appeared in newspapers, magazines and news agency wires including the Guardian, Daily Telegraph, Washington Post, Toronto Star, San Francisco Chronicle, Christian Science Monitor, Der Spiegel and Reuters, among others.

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Contest Results:
Barcelona Festival (First Place, First Time Screenwriter) [2018]
Amsterdam (Third Place, First Time Screenwriter) [2018]
Scriptapalooza Features/Shorts (Quarterfinalist) [2018]
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