Molokai: The Story of Father Damien | 1997

Drama, Adaptation
The life story of the Belgian-born Roman Catholic priest who arrived on the Hawaiian island of Molokai in 1873 to bestow humanity on those forgotten souls banished to this quarantined leper colony. While the church and ...more

Cast

... Damien Joszef De Veuster

Actor

... William Williamson

Actor

... Rudolph Meyer

Actor

... Dr William Saxe

Actor

... Prime Minister Gibson

Actor

... Professor Stotthard

Actor

... Father Conrardy

Actor

... Brother Dutton

Actor

... Malulani

Actor

... Father Leonor Fousnel

Actor

... Bishop Maigret

Actor

... Mother Marianne

Actor

Writers

Screenplay

Book as Source Material

Company

ERA Films

Production Company

Jos Stelling Films

Production Company

Kinopolis Group

Production Company

Synopsis

The life story of the Belgian-born Roman Catholic priest who arrived on the Hawaiian island of Molokai in 1873 to bestow humanity on those forgotten souls banished to this quarantined leper colony. While the church and political elites would prefer to forget about the problem, Damien actually worked to draw attention to the plight of the lepers and to improve their care and living conditions. Damien was banished from Hawaii in his lifetime but canonised by the church in the 1980s.

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