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The Cult That Stole Children: Inside the Family (2016)

The Family (original title)
An incendiary, heartbreaking investigation into one of Australia's most notorious cults, and the scars its survivors still bear today.

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Rosie Jones

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Rosie Jones (script)
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Sung Yun Cho ... D.A. Harris
Jordan Fraser-Trumble ... Detective Lex De Man
Anne Hamilton-Byrne Anne Hamilton-Byrne ... Herself
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An incendiary, heartbreaking investigation into one of Australia's most notorious cults, and the scars its survivors still bear today.

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Poorly structured
7 September 2018 | by shanayneighSee all my reviews

IMDb lists the duration of this movie as 1 hour 38 minutes. The version I saw on TV was only 59 minutes long.

The documentary deals with an interesting subject but is rather poorly structured. You don't really get a sense of why and how the cult got started, why Hamilton-Byrne background saw herself (or at least presented herself to others) as some Christ figure, and why people started leaving the cult in the first place. Too much is brushed aside and hurried along.

Maybe the original version (if the duration listed by IMBd is indeed correct) is better. But I wouldn't really recommend the 59 minute version I watched.


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