This was a magnificent film. I had heard that there were some creative differences between director Paul Cox and other people involved in the film.
But this does not seem to affect the film in total. I found it a very moving uplifting film that presents the best the human species can aspire to. Like Mother Teresa and Gandhi Father Damian was probably a pain in the rear to the authorities civil and religious.
But that is the way of people who are so sure of their beliefs.
David Wenham, who is well known to Australian audiences, showed yet again what a talented actor he is.
The international actors who provided cameo roles were all excellent, particularly Peter O'Toole.
I've enjoyed Paul Cox's films many times over the years. They often win awards but are rarely major box office winners, But he has the ability to present the best of the human experience. He portrays real emotions and real people.
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