About the movie

The Church of Scientology is an organization devoted to the practice, administration and dissemination of a new religious movement, Scientology. After the Church refuses to cooperate in making a documentary, the British broadcaster Louis Theroux teams up with former senior church official Mark Rathbun to create dramatic reconstructions of incidents within the church witnessed by Rathbun and other ex-Scientologists. With actors playing influential Scientologists such as actor Tom Cruise and the church's leader David Miscavige, infamous events are explored. A revealing, funny and even absurd, the film also raises questions about Rathbun's own former complicity in the church's "terroristic" activities.