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The Saviour (2005)

A young Church elder struggles with his faith when the married woman he has been seeing breaks off their relationship.

Director:

Peter Templeman

Writer:

Peter Templeman
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 4 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Thomas Campbell ... Malcolm (as Thom Campbell)
Susan Prior ... Carmel
Rhys Muldoon Rhys Muldoon ... Tony
David Somerville David Somerville ... Paul
Nicholas Hammond ... Pastor
Robin Goldsworthy Robin Goldsworthy ... Todd
Mike Booth ... Chuck (as Michael Booth)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sarah Frost Sarah Frost ... Mother with Baby
Adam J. Yeend ... Mormon Elder
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Storyline

As the story begins, Malcolm is naked in the bed of a woman he's been visiting to try to convert her to his faith. She wants nothing to do with his Bible or his invitations to worship, and he can't stop himself from visiting her regularly and telling his walking partner, Paul, that he must see her one-on-one because she's shy. When she breaks off the affair, Malcolm pushes Paul away one last time and, in white shirt and tie, visits the house when her husband is home. Will Malcolm pull the house down? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Genres:

Short | Drama

Certificate:

TV-G
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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 February 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Спаситель See more »

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Budget:

AUD 35,000 (estimated)
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Color:

Color
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A well crafted short .
21 July 2008 | by st-shotSee all my reviews

Neatly dressed in white shirts and ties bible thumpers comb the neighborhood in search of converts, offering spiritual salvation. They are mostly met with veiled contempt as they go from door to door but one of them, Malcolm, has developed a carnal situation with a married woman. He naturally keeps it from his superiors who frown at one on one guidance sessions but becomes undone when she suddenly breaks it off.

Writer director Peter Templeman immediately imbalances the viewer with his opening scene that poses a series of questions and then moves this short along in a breezy comic pace with dark undertones. Templeman displays a real knack for economy of editing and framing as he moves the pieces of the film's puzzle into place in the film's brief running time revealing only clues as to the intention of the film's characters and ultimate destination. Ably assisting Templeman's deft construction is Thom Campell as the nebbish but disturbing Malcolm. Joyless with a constant expression of disapproval and now heavily conflicted he keeps you guessing on how this thing will end.


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