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Inside the walls of St. Vincents Orphanage, young boys fall victim to sexual, physical and emotional abuse at the hands of their guardians. Henry Czerny (Mission: Impossible, Clear and Present Danger) gives a terrifying performance as Brother Lavin, the head of the orphanage who must juggle the teachings of the church with his own personal demons. The plight of the boys under his care remains a secret until the orphanage janitor and a local policeman speak out against the Brothers appalling treatment of the orphans. During the ensuing investigation, the boys courageously testify against the Brothers. Fearing a scandal, religious and civil authorities conspire to shut down the case and quietly transfer the accused Brothers to new postings. Fifteen years later, still unhealed, the victims go public with their ordeal. As the veil of secrecy is finally lifted, their story will shock the world.
From the director of Dangerous Minds comes this controversial story that was one of the years most powerful and critically acclaimed films.
This CBC Production is a thinly veiled portrayal of the events at Mount Cashel Orphanage in St John’s Newfoundland, it was shot in St Johns and Montreal. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Garth R. Mailman
Good film, but hard to watch. The story is powerful, even for someone like myself who works in the counseling field addressing sexual abuse.Published 15 months ago by Skip
A number of times, I have viewed this DVD when it arrived. On first impression, the contents in the production of this DVD could be offensive in regards to all the scenes of Nude... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Gary W. Phelps
This is a well crafted film about an important subject. At times it is difficult to watch. Beyond the issue of pedophilia it raises the issue of how the welfare of children is... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Citris1
Perhaps this is hyped up a bit, but it is probably not too far off base, either.
It came along during a period of exposed allegations of sexual abuse of minors, by... Read more
The movie itself is good, but the disks is in not so good shape. They are at bit scratched and therefor the movie is sometimes out of focus and the picture jumps.Published on February 7, 2013 by Heidi Andersen
THis is only part one. This is a two part movie, no where does it say that it is just part one. Without the second part it makes no sense.Published on August 29, 2012 by Merle J. Yost
Even though this is a work of fiction, it was inspired by real-life events. The pain and suffering visited upon the young, vulnerable boys will evoke a deep emotional response from... Read morePublished on February 2, 2012 by Thomas H. Fields