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Savage Messiah

Directed by Mario Azzopardi
Canada, 2002
Drama, Thriller

Synopsis

Based on real-life events in Canada in the late 1980’s, social worker Paula Jackson investigated a commune run by a messiah-like figure who referred to himself as Moses. Jackson’s findings uncovered disturbing mental and physical abuses of this cult’s members by its maniacal leader.

Savage Messiah Directed by Mario Azzopardi

Awards & Festivals

Genie Awards

2003 | 3 wins including: Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role

2003 | 4 nominations including: Best Achievement in Costume Design

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