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Melbourne is home to a fascinating, eccentric, erudite and warring tribe of men. They are pious and bawdy, gregarious and solitary, indulgent and ascetic, conservative and anarchic, young and old. They are the men of St Francis Monastery in the heart of Melbourne. The Monks' lives are turned upside down when they are forced to move to a garish pub across the road during renovations. ONCE WERE MONKS is the story of what happens when this tight-knit community is thrown into the outside world.

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Crew

Director
Luigi Acquisto  Andrew Sully
Writers
Luigi Acquisto
Producer
Luigi Acquisto  Stella Zammataro
Executive Producers
Franco di Chiera
Dir. of Photography
Valeriu Campan

Cast

The Blessed Sacrament Fathers of St Francis Church - Stewart Faichney (narrator)

Production Details

Production Completion Date
1999
Genre
Religion and ethics, Social contemporary
Production Company
Abracadabra Films  Film Australia Limited