Savage Messiah 20 years old

He promised them... Love, Healing, SALVATION

Savage Messiah is a docudrama about Roch "Moïse" Thériault, the charismatic former leader of a small religious group based near Burnt River, Ontario, Canada. Between 1977 and 1989 he held sway over as many as 12 adults and 26 children. He used all of the nine women as concubines, and probably fathered most of the children in the group. During his reign, Thériault mutilated several members. His major crime was to kill Solange Boilard, his legal wife, by disembowelment while trying to perform surgery on her. He was arrested for assault in 1989, and convicted of murder in 1993. Along with Clifford Olsen and Paul Bernardo, Thériault is considered one of Canada's most notorious criminals.


Savage Messiah Cast

Name Character
Polly Walker She was 35, now 55 years old as Paula Jackson
Isabelle Blais She was 27, now 46 years old as Lise
Luc Picard He was 41, now 60 years old as Roch 'Moïse' Thériault

Savage Messiah Crew

Name Department
John Hubbard as Casting. He was 88 (74) years old when He died Production
Daniel Hubbard as Casting. He was 26 (now 46) years old Production
Serge Ladouceur as Director of Photography. He was 49 (now 69) years old Camera
Lucie Robitaille as Casting. Production
Marie-Claude Gosselin as Set Decoration. Art
Mike Lee as Editor. He was 30 (now 50) years old Editing
Mario Philip Azzopardi as Director. He was 51 (now 70) years old Directing
Mario Davignon as Costume Design. Costume & Make-Up
Sharon Riis as Screenplay. She was 55 (now 74) years old Writing
Philippe Bossé as Still Photographer. Camera
Jean-Baptiste Tard as Production Design. He was 101 (now 120) years old Art
Haim Frank Ilfman as Music. Sound
Emmanuel Frechette as Art Direction. Art
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Savage Messiah (20 years)

He promised them... Love, Healing, SALVATION

  • Release day: Monday, January 01, 2001
  • Runtime: 94 minutes