Jesus of Montreal Movie Review 1989

Information and Film Reviews for Jesus of Montreal the Movie

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A vagrant young actor (stage-trained Canadian star Bluteau) is hired by a Montreal priest to produce a fresh interpretation of an Easter passion play. Taking the good book at its word, he produces a contemporized literal telling that captivates audiences, inflames the men of the cloth, and eventually wins the players' faith. Quebecois director Arcand (keep an eye out for him as the judge) tells a compelling, acerbically satirical and haunting story that never forces its Biblical parallels. In French with English subtitles.

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Available on VHS
Running time 119 minutes.
Originally from French, Canadian.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Stagestruck, Nuns & Priests, Montreal, Easter
Screenplay
Denys Arcand
Cast
Gilles Pelletier, Lothaire Bluteau, Catherine Wilkening, Robert Lepage, Johanne-Marie Tremblay, Remy Girard, Marie-Christine Barrault
Cinematography
Guy Dufaux
Director
Denys Arcand
Music
Jean-Marie Benoit, Francois Dompierre, Yves Laferriere
Producer
Roger Frappier, Orion Pictures

Awards

Cannes 1989: Special Jury Prize; Genie 1990: Actor (Girard), Director (Arcand), Film, Support. Actor (Girard).

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