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Molokai (1999)

Molokai: The Story of Father Damien (original title)
The true story of the 19th century priest who volunteered to go to the island of Molokai, to console and care for the lepers.

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Kate Ceberano ...
Princess Liliuokalani
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Clayton Strawn
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Father Leonor Fouesnel
Keanu Kapuni-Szasz ...
Malulani
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Mother Marianne Cope
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Rudolph Meyer
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Walter Murray Gibson
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William Williamson
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Father Conrardy
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Brother Joseph Dutton
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Dr. Kalewis
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The true story of the 19th century priest who volunteered to go to the island of Molokai, to console and care for the lepers.

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Rated PG for thematic elements, some violence, brief sensuality and mild language | See all certifications »
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17 March 1999 (Belgium)  »

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€7,436,800 (estimated)
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Leo McKern's final credited film role. He makes an uncredited appearance in The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001). See more »

Quotes

Rudolph Meyer: From now on, only God can help you.
Father Damien: Yes, I often count on him.
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The opening credits play over a scene of men on horseback with dogs searching a native village for lepers who have been hidden away by their families. See more »

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Version of The Great Heart (1938) See more »

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GLORIA DEI PATRIS
Performed by Kalawao Choir and Band
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Sad and slow but very moving
20 July 2002 | by (Hamilton, New Zealand) – See all my reviews

I saw this in a film festival just yesterday. It was not really the sort of film I would go to normally (I'm not really into religious themes in film). I already knew a little of Father Damien's story, and I had a fair idea of how the story would end but I was glad I saw it just the same. I wouldn't say I "enjoyed" it because the subject matter was in many ways depressing but in a way it was an inspiring story. It showed what one man can do to improve the lives of 1000-odd suffering people that the rest of the world has all but forgotten. Damien had a will of iron and he needed it to counter the resistance of the government and his superiors in getting the help he needed.

If this sort of theme appeals to you I'm sure you will appreciate the film, if you definitely don't like religious themes then it's probably better that you don't see it.


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