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Father Jack is imprisoned for a crime that he has committed. The inmates suspect him of paedophilia and begin to persuade his teenage cellmate of this. His true crime is confessed to a prison guard with whom Jack has fallen in love.
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Jack
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Martin
Bernie Hodges ...
Max
Wayne Virgo ...
Rook
Alice Keates ...
Heather
David Jones ...
Father Elliot
Jonathan Blake ...
Head Guard
Chris Bowden ...
Lead Thug
Chris Bowden ...
Lead Thug
Simon Pearce ...
Danny
Max McCormack-Gray ...
Danny Aged 7
Adam Young ...
Nurse
Richard Chan ...
Property Guard
Patricia Prior ...
Nun
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Father Jack is imprisoned for a crime that he has committed. The inmates suspect him of paedophilia and begin to persuade his teenage cellmate of this. His true crime is confessed to a prison guard with whom Jack has fallen in love.

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Drama | Romance

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25 April 2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Megváltás  »

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$35,000 (estimated)
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Well done, good solid acting interesting lighting, surprising plot
16 February 2011 | by (Utica, NY) – See all my reviews

Although I found the plot a bit confusing and disorienting at first -- which was intentional I am sure -- with 1 or 2 minor exceptions the actors gave good solid performances. The lighting and camera work was interesting, sometimes non-conventional, but the over-all visual effect was well done. Although apparently a modest-budget film, the final production values seemed to be high quality. While any modest-budget film could be improved if a mega-budget had been available, this film does not seem to suffer from simple settings -- attention to detail is more important than lavish sets. It is an enjoyable drama, although the violence and subject matter may be inappropriate for younger audiences and highly sensitive people. Excellent performances by the leading actors: Daniel Brocklebank and Gary Summers!

I was surprised to see a review by someone who only watched the first third of the movie -- that is hardly giving any movie a fair chance.


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