Saving Grace (1998)

Genres - Romance  |   Sub-Genres - Religious Drama  |   Run Time - 87 min.  |   Countries - New Zealand  |  
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Costa Bodes directed this New Zealand drama with a screenplay by Duncan Sarkies based on his own play. After the death of her mother, 19-year-old glue-sniffing Grace Kelly Cuthbertson (Kirsty Hamilton) lives in a shack in the cemetery. When she meets unemployed carpenter Gerald Hutchinson (Jim Moriarty), he invites her to stay at his place and teaches her how to construct furniture. After the two become lovers, Gerald reveals that he's actually a reincarnation of Jesus Christ. Shown at the 1998 Cannes Film Festival and the 1998 Montreal World Film Festival.

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carpenter, cemetery, delusion, drug-addiction, furniture, reincarnation, unemployment