This two-part made-for-TV Canadian movie proved one of the most emotionally devastating films released in the US in 1994. THE BOYS OF ST. VINCENT was inspired by a notorious case involving the alleged sexual abuse of dozens of children by Christian Brothers in a Catholic-administered
Part One is set in 1975 Newfoundland at St. Vincent, a nightmarish institution where the authoritarian Brother Peter Lavin (Henry Czerny) extorts sexual favors from young boys. Part Two opens 15 years later in Montreal, Quebec, with the arrest of Lavin, now married and the father of two pre-teen
sons. THE BOYS OF ST. VINCENT does not flinch from depicting the physical ...