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Watch: Louis Theroux’s Scientology documentary looks bizarre and brilliant

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Only Louis Theroux could make an insanely good Scientology documentary without actually talking to any Scientologists.

After being fobbed off by the church for years, Louis decided instead to make a recreation of Scientology's darkest practices, as informed by the self-proclaimed former "baddest ass dude in Scientology", Marty Rathbun. 

But of course, there's so much more than that.

The newly-released trailer shows old Lou being intimidated by various Scientologists, who trail, film, and question him in a segment. It looks to be a weird, wonderful, and mildly terrifying examination of the church. 

The film is released in the UK on October 7, and there will be a live Q&A with Theroux at Royal Festival Hall on October 10.

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