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Molokai: The True Story Of Father Damien [DVD] 
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Starring: Peter O'toole - Sam Neill - David Wenham - Kris Kristofferson - Sir Derek Jacobi - Leo McKern
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Good performances are also turned in by the likes of Peter O'Toole and Tom Wlikinson. To make it into a spell binding tear jerker.
Accurate attention to detail in the film with good convincing acting from all.
many of the extras being Moloki islanders themselves.
Strength of character, bravery, stoicism excellently portrayed by lead.
A beautiful thoughtful positive film would view a second time.
Nobody would go to Molokai in the 1872 period of Victoria's reign, as everyone who had been there left as soon as they could..The island was the dumping ground for lepers who were going to die.The victims of this terrible disease had nobody to help them,and sadly the island was run in the main by alcoholics with a splash of black magic or voodoo thrown in....In short it was absolute mayhem.
Father Damien was obviously made of sterner stuff than most young priests when he volunteered to help the islanders.On his arrival he met someone,a man,a former nurse who had contracted the disease,and this man was played very movingly by Peter O" Toole.The nurse was dying but he inspired Father Damian to seemingly and miraculously convert the island into order and peace.
He was told before he went that he must not touch the lepers and to keep his distance from them.Damian ignored the warnings as he was full of love and compassion for the victims of this terrible disease.He started to rebuild the church,and then small houses were provided and some sort of hospital was erected to help those who were in the final stages of dying.
The young priest was visited by many notables,including the Princess from Hawaii,along with the reluctant visitor of Sam Neill,the Hawaiian Prime Minister, to accompany her.From these visits friendships blossomed and help started to arrive to alleviate the atrocious conditions.
Sadly the zealous priest caught the disease and the rest is truly history as they say.Read more ›
The films earnestness led to the who's-who supporting cast (Sam Neill, Derek Jacobi, Peter O'Toole, Leo McKern, Kate Ceberano and Kris Kristofferson), but it is David Wenham who must carry the film as Damien, which he does spectacularly and with a touching humility, but with the spirit to fight for those he serves, in the midst of such conflict. Director Paul Cox was inspired in his choices of choosing scenes to highlight 15 years in a single film not two hours long. He uses amazing cinematographic tools to convey the story and the passage of time, a tree stand planted by Damien, the many construction projects he carries out, and watching `Little Bishop' grow up and pass away. Pay particular attention to the music, and the use of the sound of the wind as the film progresses.
This is a story of faith and of service. If you want a film that will challenge your spirit and cause you to examine your own life in the light of the service given by others you could not pick a better film.
The Toronto Globe and Mail stated about the film "A Triumph of the Human Spirit!" Though this film did well at the film festivals it had little or no mainstream release in North America.
[...] Is the IMDB (Internet Movie Data Base) site about the film.
After seeing this film I have been driven to track down books about Damien and the situation there on Molokai. In watching this film be prepared to be challenged.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
a true story is always more impressive than fiction.reassuring to know people can be so selfless.Published 11 months ago by maltophile
This is a very moving and true story. At times it is of necessity rather episodic and I felt the cutting was sometimes unnecessarily abrupt but the acting is sincere and the... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Norman Vaughton
I read this years ago and loved it so I thought I would give it another goPublished 14 months ago by Amazon Customer
A very moving life story, well presented. An unusual film I'd recommend to anyonePublished 22 months ago by Pam Aherne