R | | Drama, Romance
A homosexual Catholic priest finds out during confessional that a young girl is being sexually abused by her father, and has to decide how to deal with both that secret and his own.
Director Antonia Bird was forced to cut a whole scene of Linus Roache's bare behind to ensure only an R rating in the USA, instead of a notorious NC-17.
Father Greg Pilkington:
So, you've hurt your neck, have you?
Housekeeper: No, I'm a dedicated follower of fashion.
Father Greg Pilkington: Thank you.
Housekeeper: Dinner at 7:30 - dead pig.
Father Greg holds up a communion wafer which is smooth. The scene cuts to Graham and then back to Father Greg, and the wafer has a diagonal line across it.
The US version has been cut by seven minutes.
$113,430 26 March 1995