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Savage Messiah
Savage Messiah
Actors: Polly Walker, Luc Picard, Isabelle Blais, Isabelle Cyr, Julie La Rochelle
Director: Mario Azzopardi
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama, Horror, Mystery & Suspense
R     2003     1hr 34min


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Actors: Polly Walker, Luc Picard, Isabelle Blais, Isabelle Cyr, Julie La Rochelle
Director: Mario Azzopardi
Creators: Serge Ladouceur, Mike Lee, Bernard Zukerman, Irene Litinsky, Jamie Brown, Michael Prupas, Sharon Riis
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama, Horror, Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama, Horror, Mystery & Suspense
Studio: First Look Pictures
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 02/04/2003
Original Release Date: 01/01/2002
Theatrical Release Date: 00/00/2002
Release Year: 2003
Run Time: 1hr 34min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 2
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English, French

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Movie Reviews

A heart wrenching tale taht test what you knew about society
Ironman | Carmel, IN USA | 03/13/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Savage Messaih is the true story of Roc Tremain who had a commune up in Canada where he lived with his 9 wives. On the outside it would seem like they are a happy and peaceful folk, if not a little kinky at times. However whn dweliing upon the inner mysteries of the commune it was revealed that Roc was truelly a monster who physically, psychologically, and sexually abused his 9 wives and 17 children. This stroy story tells how he was found out about what he did. ALthough the movie cannot even begin to explain what all he really did (and still hold the R rating as well as being viewable in most nations) it does show mostly how he manipulated his wives especially when they all claimed to love him. The reason this story is so sad and disturbing is the fact that it actually happened, and to many degrees still happens not just in Canada, or BRitian, or any other nation, but also here in the United States. This harsh tale of Physical, Mental, and Sexual abuse may test to some degree of what you thought you knew about Society, and of people as well."
rickey l. esteves sr | san francisco, ca United States | 03/11/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Based on a true story;modern Mansonesque self proclaimed prophet goes wild in Canada.Gripping,disturbing,and highly watchable."
Savage Messiah is Something of a Hidden Treasure
David Thomson | Houston, TX USA | 02/12/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The sociopath Roc Tremain (Luc Picard) is the Canadian version of Charles Manson. He ruthlessly manipulated those within his community of true believers. They refused to abandon Tremain even after witnessing his torturing and murdering one of their fellow members. Their own children were readily sacrificed to this mad man's lust and violent behavior. Disgustingly, Tremain had little sexual interest in the older children. He apparently preferred his female victims to be no older than five or six years old! Government officials did next to nothing until a brave social worker (Polly Walker) relentlessly forced the issue.

I thoroughly enjoyed Savage Messiah. The acting is superb along with the dialogue. Why am I among the very few who thinks so? I cannot begin to understand why this gem of a film is so ignored. It is truly a four and a half to five star film. Please make a point of seeing it. I'm sure you will agree with me.

David Thomson
Flares into Darkness"
Very good depiction
Taylor Wilkinson | Apple Valley, CA USA | 03/16/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This movie was very good. It depicted the savage nature of 'Moses'. Those poor women and children were as controlled by this man as the Manson family was. They were afraid to leave and stayed with the abuse. Finally some of them won't take it anymore, with the help of a social worker and the police."