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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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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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He promised them...Love, Healing, SALVATION See more »

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Rated R for violence, disturbing images, sexual content and language | See all certifications »
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26 April 2002 (Canada)  »

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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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Luc Picard at his very best...
30 April 2002 | by (Québec, Canada) – See all my reviews

This movie touched me very deeply. Without no doubts the best performance from Luc Picard. I really think that he deserves a Jutra for that part; he really was."The Savage Messiah" for me; the kind of man you would be afraid of.

Thanks Luc. Nine out of ten.


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