Molokai is the immensely moving and true story of Father Damien (David Wenham, The Bank, The Boys, Better Than Sex) a young, devout Belgian priest. Set in the late nineteenth century, Damien sees his ultimate calling as living amongst the exiled lepers of the island of Molokai. By embracing them body and soul he is able to profoundly change the lives and fates of these afflicted people that everyone else has abandoned and forgotten. Directed by acclaimed director, Paul Cox (Innocence, The Diaries of Vaslav Nijinsky) with an all star cast that includes Kate Ceberano, Kris Kristofferson, Leo McKern, Sam Neill and Peter O'Toole and written by Academy Award winning writer John Briley (Ghandi), Molokai is a tale of true heroism and humility, a triumph of human spirit.
This is based on a true story about a priest who went to live on an island full of lepers. He treated them as people which a lot of others didn't and they were all very grateful. He was a type of hero as he truly helped these outcasts, even in the face of personal danger for himself. It shows the pressures he was under and how difficult it was for him to keep up his good work, as well as the effect he had on people. David Wenham was good in the title role.