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Hostage to the Devil (2015)

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A child possessed. An exorcist locked in combat with an ancient evil. This feature length doc tells the story of Father Malachi Martin and asks, in the battle for saving a soul, just who really is 'Hostage to the Devil'.


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Credited cast, sorted by IMDb STARmeter:
John Zaffis ...
Himself (archive footage)
Ralph Sarchie ...
Art Bell ...
Pope Benedict XVI ...
Himself (archive footage)
Pope John Paul I ...
Himself (archive footage)
Matt Baglio ...
Cesar Ignacio Truqui ...
Malachi Martin ...
Himself (archive footage)
Robert Blair Kaiser ...
Robert Marro ...
Suzanne Pearson ...
Paddy Agnew ...
Jimmy Petonito ...
Kathy Mylott ...
Herself (as Cathy Mylott)


Abbadon. Lucifer. Beelzebub. Satan. Old Nick. Antichrist. Mammon. Old Scratch. Evil One. The Devil. He is known by many names across the world and across the centuries. You may have your own name for him. You may imagine his form, his shape, his voice, his presence. You may have seen his portrait in artwork, in paintings, in film. You've doubtless heard stories of his power. You may have seen his shadow in dark news reports. You may tell yourself he is a cautionary tale, a childish fable; that you have nothing to fear. The central question this film sets out to interrogate is one that has been argued by the finest minds in philosophy and theology, by the illiterate, by rich, by poor, old, young, since time immemorial. The film examines this question through the life of one man, Malachi Martin; an Irish priest who dedicated his life to battling an ancient evil. Malachi Martin; exorcist. Using first-hand interviews, dramatic reconstruction, archival evidence and Martin's own words, this... Written by Causeway Pictures

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You can't look at the Devil and not expect him to look back.





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31 October 2015 (UK)  »

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The Devil's Hostage  »

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