This hard-hitting miniseries was based on real events that took place at the Mount Cashel Orphanage in St. John’s, Newfoundland, in Canada’s largest sexual abuse scandal.
At the heart of this powerful film is a remarkable performance by Henry Czerny as Brother Peter Lavin, who transformed his own difficult childhood into a cycle of abuse and pain for others in his charge. Director John N. Smith grapples with this difficult subject with remarkable sensitivity and honesty, turning a dark chapter in Canada’s history into a thoughtful and affecting docudrama.
John N. Smith
Des Walsh, John N. Smith, Sam Grana
Claudio Luca, Sam Grana
Brian Dooley, Johnny Morina, Henry Czerny
The Boys of St. Vincent is filmed and set in Newfoundland. John N. Smith is from Quebec.