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Savage Messiah (2002)

R  |   |  Drama, Thriller  |  26 April 2002 (Canada)
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Based on real-life events in Canada in the late 1980's, social worker Paula Jackson investigated a commune run by a messiah-like figure who referred to himself as Moses. Jackson's findings ... See full summary »

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Paula Jackson
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Roch 'Moïse' Thériault
Isabelle Blais ...
Lise
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Vern (as Justin Louis)
Isabelle Cyr ...
Danielle
Julie La Rochelle ...
Suzette
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Marie-Claude
Elizabeth Robertson ...
Magdalene
Domini Blythe ...
Gayle
John Dunn-Hill ...
Old man in farm
Kyra Azzopardi ...
Alinne
Tony Robinow ...
Judge Bonnard
Claude Préfontaine ...
Marie-Claude's Father
Susan Glover ...
Rod's Wife
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Grocery Store Owner / Clerk
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Based on real-life events in Canada in the late 1980's, social worker Paula Jackson investigated a commune run by a messiah-like figure who referred to himself as Moses. Jackson's findings uncovered disturbing mental and physical abuses of this cult's members by its maniacal leader. Soon, Jackson found herself fighting to save Moses's followers. Written by Anonymous

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CAD 4,200,000 (estimated)
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Roch Thériault was found dead in his cell in Dorchester, New Brunswick, he was 63 years old (1947-2011). See more »

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Good story and great direction

I happen to know that this film was shot in about 18 days and was extremely low budget. This makes you appreciate even greater the talent of the director who obviously had very few tools to play around with, except for the actors. This is a powerfull film which has been powerfully directed. My marks are 8+ out of 10 and the only reason why I do not give it full marks is because it deserved some more money to be put on screen, and then it would have been so much greater I'm sure.


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