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10. Jésus de Montréal (Jesus of Montreal)

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Each year a group of actors put on a traditional passion play in Montreal, Canada. This year a new director decides to inject a bit of realism by including all manner of historically accurate detail. This upsets the Church since it so attached to its traditional story-line full of the sort of inaccuracies to be found in most Christian inspired renditions - the sort of thing found in Holleywood movies and even in supposedly realistic offerings like The Passion of the Christ.

The real story is how the actors' lives begin to mirror the story of the Passion itself.

You don't need to be a Christian to enjoy this film. In fact it will probably appeal to non-Christians more than Christian believers, since it does a fantastic job of portraying institutional Church hypocrisy.

Genre: Drama
Year: 1989
Directed by Denys Arcand
Writing credits Denys Arcand
Runtime: 118 min / Canada:119 min / USA:120 min
Country: Canada
Colour: Colour
Sound Mix: Dolby

Lothaire Bluteau, Daniel
Catherine Wilkening, Mireille
Johanne-Marie Tremblay, Constance
Rémy Girard, Martin
Robert Lepage, René
Gilles Pelletier, Fr. Leclerc
Yves Jacques, Richard Cardinal
Cédric Noël
Pauline Martin
Véronique Le Flaguais
Jean-Louis Millette
Monique Miller
Christine-Ann Atallah
Valérie Gagné
Claude Léveillée

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