Savage Messiah 2002

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Savage Messiah ★★ Moise: L'Affaire Roch Theriault 2002 (R)

Canadian social worker Paula Jackson (Walker) discovers that charismatic Roch Theriault (Picard), who calls himself Moses, maintains a backwoods commune/religious cult consisting of several women who think of themselves as his wives. When Paula tries to intercede on behalf of their children, she finds the women would rather give their kids up to social services than leave their leader despite their abuse at his hands. Based on a true story, which took place in Quebec. English and French with subtitles. 96m/C VHS, DVD . CA Polly Walker, Luc Picard, Isabelle Blais, Isabelle Cyr, Pascale Montpetit, Domini Blythe, Julie La Rochelle, Elizabeth Robertson; D: Mario Azzopardi; W: Sharon Riis; C: Serge Ladouceur; M: Frank Ilfman. Genie '02: Actor, Adapt. Score, Support. Actress (Montpetit).