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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Jack
Garry Summers ...
Martin
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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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Haunting and tough
26 January 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have to see SHANK after seeing this film. Found it in my local gay bookshop and had an afternoon to spare lying on the sofa. All I can say is thank goodness I watched it during the day with the curtains open.

I despair of the comments that have been viciously and unnecessarily negatively posted on this film. It belies it's low budget to fill the screen with an engaging story told with devices reminiscent of older films and pioneered by the greats like Hitchcock and Polanski.

The story and setting combined with clever flashbacks and time shifts as well as a horrible nightmare sequence enable you as a viewer to see through some of the less natural performances and remain glued to the what unfolds.

On the making of on the DVD they revealed what the location was used for when not being filmed in and I was amazed at this revelation - it was very cleverly used.

The central cast lead by Daniel Brocklebank and supported by Garry Sumers and Bernie Hodge all gave strong performances and depth to their characters.

I liked this film a lot - this isn't the best review ever written I realise but if you like clever storytelling and well made films this is one to try.


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