by Robyn Lester
It seemed as if Bell crafted the script in such a way so that Salvatore (played by Jeff Lefebvre) wasn’t vilified for pedophilia right away. Bell provided just enough information so that the audience suspected that Salvatore was guilty, but also added an element of psychological instability that created a space for empathy on behalf of the audience. Is he evil, or is he just incredibly misguided and perhaps mentally ill?
Lefebvre did an absolutely fantastic job portraying this character. Salvatore’s intentions are initially ambiguous. I wasn’t sure if they were malicious or not. But by the end Lefebvre transformed him into a disturbing psychopath. It was eerie.