The Boys of St. Vincent

Director: John N. Smith Year: 1992 Run Time: 93min
The Boys of St. Vincent (Le collège St. Vincent) (1992)

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.


Director(s):

John N. Smith

Writer(s):

Des Walsh, John N. Smith, Sam Grana

Producer(s):

Claudio Luca, Sam Grana

Cast:

Brian Dooley, Johnny Morina, Henry Czerny

Genre(s):

Drama

Language(s):

English

Subtitles:

English

Region:

The Boys of St. Vincent is filmed and set in Newfoundland. John N. Smith is from Quebec.

Ratings by Province:

NR Alberta
NR British Columbia
R Manitoba
14A New Brunswick
14A Newfoundland and Labrador
14A Nova Scotia
NR Northwest Territories
NR Nunavut
14A Ontario
14A Prince Edward Island
G Québec
NR Saskatchewan
NR Yukon