Warsaw, Poland, Oct 15, 2018 / 14:27 pm
A Polish film depicting unsavory characters as clerics has broken box office records and sparked a wave of sexual abuse allegations against clergy in the country where 96 percent of the population identifies as Catholic.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film 'The Clergy' (Kler in Polish) portrays clerics who are alcoholic, who sexually abuse minors, who carouse with women and coerce them into abortion, or who are engaged in various forms of corruption.
While the film itself is fictional, its producers have said events in the film were based on real incidents.
Debuting in the country on Sept. 28, 'The Clergy' broke local box-office records, with 935,000 people seeing the movie on opening weekend.