Monk Dawson
UK, 1998, 104 minutes, SD
Monk Dawson Synopsis

Eddie Dawson is a monk who has led a sheltered existence at a Benedictine monastery. But when he is expelled from his order, he has to learn to deal with the harsh realities of everyday life, including falling in love, and the betrayal of a friend.

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Reviewed by jeteli
This film which is based on Catholic writer Piers Paul Read's book explores the struggles and experiences that a young monk has to go through.  Eddie Dawson whose been brought... more
This film which is based on Catholic writer Piers Paul Read's book explores the struggles and experiences that a young monk has to go through.  Eddie Dawson whose been brought up in a school run by priests goes on to become a priest but on a twist of fate has to go to the outside world.  Once outside, the real challenges awaited Dawson. This film explores priesthood and the price that a person of a religious order has to go through when he becomes true to himself and expresses what he feels. It also touches on romance and the lustful intentions that human nature has a tendency for.  Acting performances are commendable, found two familiar faces here like Lara Croft star Rhona Mitra who has a short but pronounced role. 
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Reviewed by nikkareyes
There are impressive cinematic shots observed in this film and the story about a monk who has to deal with the realities of the outside world,  so different from the... more
There are impressive cinematic shots observed in this film and the story about a monk who has to deal with the realities of the outside world,  so different from the monk life he was so accustomed with was quite well-explored.  Viewers felt though that there was something lacking,  especially with how the story concluded.  The performances are quite impressive though, and the young actresses like Mitra and Steavenson-Payne  added variety to the movie with their scenes with the monk having an established rapport. John Michie, the actor who played the  role of Monk Dawson did quite well with the acting although of all his scenes it was only during that suicide scene of Payne that viewers get to see optimal effort from him. The film also tackles about Catholicism and a sort of coming of age/ awakening for a sheltered monk. Worth checking out.  
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