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Jesus of Montreal (1989)

Jésus de Montréal (original title)
A group of actors put on an unorthodox, but acclaimed Passion Play which incites the opposition of the Catholic Church while the actors' lives themselves begin to mirror the Passion itself.

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 18 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast

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Catherine Wilkening ...
Mireille
Johanne-Marie Tremblay ...
Constance
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Martin
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Fr. Leclerc
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Richard Cardinal
Cédric Noël
Véronique Le Flaguais
Christine-Ann Atallah
Valérie Gagné
Claude Léveillée
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A group of actors putting on an interpretive Passion Play in Montreal begin to experience a meshing of their characters and their private lives as the production takes form against the growing opposition of the Catholic church. Written by Keith Loh <loh@sfu.ca>

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25 May 1990 (USA)  »

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$1,601,612 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

More instances that mirror the life of Christ as recorded in the Gospels: - Daniel recruits actors to work with him similar to the way Jesus recruited his disciples. The first, Constance, is found working charitably in a soup kitchen, and Daniel says simply, "I came for you." - The judge (like Pilate) sends Daniel to a second-opinion person (the psychologist is like Herod) who finds nothing wrong with him and sends him back to the judge/Pilate. - Daniel's organs enabled a blind person to see and saved a man's life with his transplanted heart, similar to Jesus's miracles. See more »

Goofs

Around 1:46:21. Boom mic enters the shot twice above Constance when she's talking to the ambulance paramedic at the hospital. See more »

Quotes

Daniel: Que sera, sera.
Martin: Whatever will be, will be.
René: The future's not ours to see.
Constance: Que sera, sera.
Mireille: Cha cha cha.
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Soundtracks

Quando Corpus Morietur
from "Stabat Mater"
Written by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi (as G.B. Pergolesi)
Performed by Christine-Ann Atallah and Valérie Gagn
Conducted by François Dompierre
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Stirs the soul
1 November 1999 | by (Washington, DC) – See all my reviews

Yes I have seen, the classics, Citizen Kane, Casablanca, Gone with the Wind. Yes I know about Scorcese, Coppolla, and the rest.

But this is my favourite film of all time. It is heartwarming, passionate, funny, spiritual, uplifting, and all encompassing that it lifts your soul no matter who you are. It is universal. I don't think I will ever find another movie that will beat this and I have seen many good... no ... GREAT films..

And of course it is Canadian (and so Am I) and that is a plus.


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