Molokai: The Story of Father Damien
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Molokai: The Story of Father Damien
Based on the true story of a priest who risked his life in order to help people no one else would touch (a wager he would eventually lose), Father Damien stars David Wenham as the titular Belgian saint. In 1872, Damien, a young Catholic priest serving as a missionary near Hawaii, volunteers to spend three months working in a colony for victims of leprosy on the island of Molokai. When he arrives, he discovers the lepers have been herded to a barely inhabitable part of the island where they're treated like animals. Damien is shocked, and makes it his crusade to improve the lives of the… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 63%

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"The edifying, at times wrenching story of the 19th-century 'Apostle to the Lepers'… an inspiring, challenging depiction of Christian service and charity."
‑ Steven D. Greydanus, Decent Films Guide
""Molokai is a stirring and humbling film that you will never forget.""
‑ Urban Cinefile Critics, Urban Cinefile
"I am glad I saw it, even if I was not entertained."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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