Savage Messiah (2002)

R   |    |  Drama, Thriller


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As a small-town social worker investigates a commune headed by a spiritual leader calling himself Moses, she discovers a dead child, sadistic rituals, and ruthless mental and physical abuse.


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13 April 2003 | JudyLuft
8
| Good Canadian Film
Canadian films are often lambasted for being arty and full of weird sex. This has been perpetrated from the likes of Atom Egoyan films. Savage Messiah does not stray from this, but it walks the line in an honest way, that is very creepy. The cinematography looks like it was shot for nothing, as it most likely was. The performances, however, almost make you forget that sloppy camera work. Few films can really creep out my media-jaded generation, but this one certainly got through to me. I will not be able to forget it. This film makes up for a lot of Canadian films that have lacked the balls to really send a message. Good on ya.

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Release Date:

26 April 2002

Language

French, English


Country of Origin

Canada, UK

Filming Locations

Mirabel, Québec, Canada

Box Office

Budget:

CAD4,200,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$1,015,671

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,015,671

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