The Boys of St. Vincent

The Boys of St. Vincent

| 1 h 32 min

This realistic two-part dramatization follows the desperate struggle by young residents of a Roman Catholic orphanage to escape their nightmare of physical and sexual abuse. Their cries for help go unheeded, although a concerned janitor and a no-nonsense cop wage a personal crusade to uncover the terrible truth, and end the suffering. Justice does not come easily, or quickly. For many long years, Church officials, police and high government officials conspire to conceal the truth. For the victims, there is only shame and bitterness. And a deafening silence. Part two picks up the story 15 years later. At last, a government inquiry reopens the case. The victims must come face-to-face with their abusers and relive the awful past yet again. The time for silence has ended.

Ce film traite d'un sujet controversé. Pour public averti.

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The Boys of St. Vincent, John N. Smith, offert par l'Office national du film du Canada

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  • réalisateur
    John N. Smith
  • producteur
    Sam Grana
    Claudio Luca
  • producteur exécutif
    Claudio Luca
    Colin Neale
  • producteur associé
    Nicole de Rochemont
  • scénario
    Des Walsh
    John N. Smith
    Sam Grana
  • photographie
    Pierre Letarte
  • son
    Serge Beauchemin
  • montage
    Werner Nold
  • montage sonore
    Marcel Pothier
  • ré-enregistrement
    Adrian Croll
    Hans Peter Strobl
  • musique
    Neil Smolar
  • interprète
    Brian Dooley
    Philip Dinn
    Michael Wade
    Greg Thomey
    Brian Dodd
    Ashley Billard
    Jeremy Keefe
    Jonathan Lewis
    Johnny Morina
    Alain Goulem
    Sam Grana
    Maurice Podbrey
    Henry Czerny

  • sixam

    I did not see this film when it was originally aired on the CBC in 1992. I first saw parts of it in February, 1995 (if my memory is correct) on Showcase, but recorded it off of A&E. Unfortunately, A&E chose to absolutely eviscerate both films. Almost all scenes depicting sexual and physical violence, nudity, and explicit descriptions thereof, even in the court scenes, were removed or badly altered by the network. As a result, the crimes are implied. In my opinion, it is one of the worst acts of censorship in modern times. Why would a U.S. channel bother to show a film about such a horrifying subject if it chooses to cut the heart out of it? Does anyone know if A&E consulted the NFB and the creators about its decision?

    sixam, 15 Déc 2019