This is one of the most unusual and fascinating movies I've seen in recent years. It's 1952 and the gay inmates of a Canadian prison, aided and abetted by their chaplain, take the local bishop hostage and then enact before him an elaborate drama, complete with props and scenery, which is intended to confront him with a dark and shameful secret from his youthful past. If all this sounds a bit preposterous, it is, but don't worry. This is such an artful and mesmerising piece of cinema that disbelief is soon suspended and you are drawn into florid tale of love, betrayal and revenge which builds to a moving and devastating climax. You will even find yourself ignoring, or rather accepting, the fact that all the female roles are played, inevitably, by men. The lyrical dream-like atmosphere of the movie, suffused with menace and foreboding, is brilliantly sustained by the director; and the actors, none of whom I'd heard of before, are outstanding. If, like me, you often feel disappointed with gay-themed movies, or are looking for something a bit different and unusual, then I think this one certainly merits your attention. Even if it turns out not to be quite your cup of tea, you'll probably agree that the sight of Jason Cadeaux strung up almost naked as Saint Sebastian in the school play, is worth whatever you pay for the DVD .