|Paula Hamilton In Passion of the Priest|
, 38 seconds of video clips.
You can shoot a movie on video (apparently), and wind up with a poor-quality DVD release that no one has heard of (not even listed in IMDB), yet still tell an excellent story with first-rate writing and acting. That's the case with this 1998 English drama.
A young man is raised by Monks, and then chooses the priesthood. After several incidents, he finds himself questioning the church and their actions. When he publishes several articles critical of the church hierarchy, he ends up banished, loses his faith entirely, and leaves the church.
He gets a job with a publication writing controversial columns, but falls in love with a flirtatious widow. When she scorns his proposal of marriage for an affair with his best friend, the ex-priest marries a former parishioner, but still loves and desires the widow, ruining the marriage.
Things spiral downward into a tragic but interesting ending in this top-notch look at a man's life in both success and failure.