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Molokai (1999)
"Molokai: The Story of Father Damien" (original title)

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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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Complete credited cast:
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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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Kate Agnew ...
Sister Leopoldina
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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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Biography | Drama

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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 »

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UA HALA KA MAKUA DAMIANO
Written by Randy K. Fong
Performed by Tracie Ka'onohi Farias
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Needed more depth
17 September 2003 | by (Melbourne Australia) – See all my reviews

Ok, so we have a Dutch/Belgium production, set & filmed in Hawaii, made by an Australian director with Australian, British & American actors. You can't accuse this film of not being an international concern!

Solid acting performances by many involved, especially Jacobi, Wenham & O'Toole. Sadly the script lacks depth in many areas, had the director & producers had not been at loggerheads through most of the shoot, this could have been dealt with.

Interestingly, Paul Cox still holds some bitterness over this. In a recent interview on the Australian TV channel, Showtime, Cox admitted the film was about 80% of what it could have been if he had his way & that there are too many "idiots" running the industry.

Not a great film but not bad either, worth checking out but could have been a more indepth film.


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