Oscar winner Spotlight tackled the subject of historic sex abuse in the Catholic Church from a journalist’s perspective. Now, François Ozon approaches it from the victims’ point of view. 40-year-old Alexandre (Melvil Poupaud) is a devout Catholic with a wife and five children, who was abused as a boy by a priest. When he discovers that priest still works with children, he becomes determined the Church address this scourge. His mission is met with resistance at every turn, then complicated by the addition of two other men who were also victims. A magnificently angry yet composed film, based on a true story that has only recently come to court.

With huge thanks to both our Gold Stars: IMDb, Earthsong, GWR and BFI Filmhub SW and to our Silver Stars: HSH Motor Group, Marshfield Farm Ice Cream, Bath BID, GoCompere, The Norie Trust, Solitude, FCB Studios, TSL Consulting and No15 Gt Pultney.

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Director
François Ozon

Cast
Melvil Poupaud, Denis Ménochet, Swann Arlaud

Duration
138 min

Country
France, Belgium

Release year
2019

Subtitles
Yes

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