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Monk Dawson (1998)

 -  Drama  -  31 July 1998 (UK)
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Rites of passage moral tale based on the award-winning novel by Piers Paul Read, about a Catholic priest who falls from grace and descends into a world of forbidden love and betrayal in 1970's London.

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Rites of passage moral tale based on the award-winning novel by Piers Paul Read, about a Catholic priest who falls from grace and descends into a world of forbidden love and betrayal in 1970's London.

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Guided by faith. Blinded by hope. Betrayed by love.

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Now O Now
Performed by 'Sacbut'
Trad. arrangement: Ballin/Bennett/Cross/ Gulston/ Jensen
© 1997 De Warrenne Pictures Ltd.
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An awful film on every level.
20 August 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I cannot state enough how bad this film is. Twee, poorly acted, boring, disjointed. It's an hammy embarrassment of the highest order.

The moral ambiguity teaches nothing, there are no answers and no real questions. I suppose the premise of a monk leaving his order and going out into the world had some potential, but this was entirely wasted.

I honestly see no point in this film. It is a total waste of time, and I strongly advise you not to bother with it.

There is one thing which I was impressed with though, the house master at the school Dawson attended, aged tremendously well. He didn't look a day older over the 40 odd years the film spanned, they couldn't even be bothered with a bit of hair whitening or ageing make-up.


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