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Molokai: The Story of Father Damien

Directed by Paul Cox
Australia, Belgium, 1999
Drama, Biography


The true story of Father Damien, a young Belgian Catholic missionary, who worked tirelessly in Hawaii in the 19th century aiding the occupants of a leper colony on the island of Molokai.

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Molokai: The Story of Father Damien Directed by Paul Cox

Awards & Festivals

AACTA International Awards

2002 | 2 nominations including: Best Actor in a Leading Role

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  • msmichel's rating of the film Molokai: The Story of Father Damien

    Handsomely mounted production in which Paul Cox delivers a moving tale about Father Damian, the 'leper priest', his faith, convictions and achievements. The version that toured film festivals in '99 was slightly different than this producer's version and in my memory was a better cut than this release version. David Wenham was quite marvelous despite the faux Belgian accent. Questions of faith are worth pondering.

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