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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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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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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

René: Remember my premonition? Doing tragedy is dangerous.
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Pritouritze Planinata
Performed by Le Mystère des Voix Bulgares
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The greatest film of a great director
8 February 2000 | by (Laval, Canada) – See all my reviews

"Jésus de Montréal" is probably the best film of Denys Arcand who also made "Le déclin de l'empire américain".

Unfortunately this film had a less big commercial success than "Le déclin de l'empire américain", but it was made with a biggest budget. Even though, it is an accessible film for almost everybody (the Quebequers may be advantaged because it was filmed in Quebec).

I highly recommend this film especially for the Quebequers and all other Canadians.

Vincent Leclair


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