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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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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A beautiful film about the meaning of spirituality See more (42 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

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
Paule Baillargeon
Boris Bergman
Gaston Lepage ... Security Guard
Pascal Rollin
Marc Messier
Marcel Sabourin

Roy Dupuis ... Marcel Brochu
Claude Blanchard ... Policeman
Andrée Lachapelle
Denis Bouchard ... Ambulance driver

Ron Lea ... Daniel's Doctor / Daniel (voice: English version)
Anna-Maria Giannotti
Tom Rack ... Doctor
Marie-Christine Barrault ... Dubbing actress
Judith Magre ... Dubbing actress
Isabelle Truchon ... Richard's Girlfriend
Michael Barnard
Serge Carrier
Daniel Lamontagne
Dominique Quesnel
Jean Marchand
Dianne Cote
Andreanne Deneault
Sylvie Drapeau
Mario Bertrand
Danielle Godin
Gisèle Trépanier
Bob Della Serra
Lisette Guertin
Danielle Lepine
Léa-Marie Cantin
Rose-Andrée Michaud
Susan Bain
Michelle Turmel
Maria Bircher
Esther Lewis
Alex Nicolas-Etienne
Paul Tana
Dean Hagopian
Jacques Lavallée
Bernard Meney
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Diane Côté

Richard Dumont ... (voice: English version)
Maria Giannotti
Liz MacRae ... (voice: English version)
Michael Rudder ... René (voice: English version)

Vlasta Vrana ... (voice: English version)

Denys Arcand ... The Judge (uncredited)
Barbara Arsenault ... Jumelle Pomerleau (uncredited)
Nancy Arsenault ... Jumelle Pomerleau (uncredited)

Françoise Robertson ... Extra (uncredited)

Directed by
Denys Arcand 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Denys Arcand  writer

Produced by
Roger Frappier .... producer
Pierre Gendron .... producer
Doris Girard .... delegate producer
Monique Létourneau .... producer
Gérard Mital .... delegate producer
Jacques-Eric Strauss .... delegate producer
Original Music by
Jean-Marie Benoît 
François Dompierre 
Yves Laferrière 
Cinematography by
Guy Dufaux 
Film Editing by
Isabelle Dedieu 
Casting by
Lucie Robitaille 
Production Design by
François Séguin 
Art Direction by
François Séguin 
Set Decoration by
Frances Calder 
Simon La Haye 
Costume Design by
Louise Jobin 
Makeup Department
Cécile Rigault .... makeup artist
Micheline Trépanier .... makeup artist
Nathalie Trépanier .... assistant makeup artist
Production Management
Lyse Lafontaine .... production director
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mireille Goulet .... assistant director
Art Department
Pierre L'Heureux .... carpenter
Tristan Tondino .... lead scenic artist
Sound Department
Mathieu Beaudin .... sound effects editor
Adrian Croll .... sound
Antoine Morin .... sound effects editor
Marcel Pothier .... sound effects editor
Patrick Rousseau .... sound
Hans Peter Strobl .... sound mixer
Special Effects by
Louis Craig .... special effects supervisor
Mario Dumont .... special effects technician
André Laperrière .... special effects technician
Visual Effects by
François Aubry .... visual effects supervisor
Camera and Electrical Department
Sylvaine Dufaux .... second assistant camera
Luc Laflamme .... electrician
Nathalie Moliavko-Visotzky .... first assistant camera
Animation Department
François Aubry .... animation director
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Mariane Carter .... set costumer (as Marianne Carter)
Editorial Department
Claudette Duff .... first assistant editor
Music Department
Robert Stanley .... musician: guitar
Transportation Department
Benoît Mathieu .... driver: bus
Other crew
Anne Ardouin .... production assistant
François Aubry .... title designer
Marie La Haye .... continuity
Marie La Haye .... script girl
Bernard Lamy .... production accountant

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Jésus de Montréal" - Canada (original title)
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118 min | Argentina:120 min | Canada:119 min | USA:120 min
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Ron Lea, who plays Daniel's doctor at the end of the film, also served as the voice of Daniel himself in the English dub of the film.See more »
The Judge:[reads court psychologist report] Better adjusted than most of the judges in this court.See more »
Inflammatus et AccensusSee more »


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8 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
A beautiful film about the meaning of spirituality, 10 April 2003
Author: Bill Thierfelder (BillThierfelder) from Oakdale, NY

"Jesus of Montreal" is a beautiful film about the real meaning of spirituality. Pitted against the inflexibility of religious institutions, Daniel (played wonderfully by Lothaire Bluteau) shows his rag-tag disciples the real meaning behind the teachings of Jesus of Nazareth. The story-within-the-story works well. Director Denys Arcand subtly begins to blend the story of the biblical Jesus with the day-to-day lives of a group of actors performing in a play about the last days of Jesus. The turning over of the tables in the Temple, the temptation of Jesus overlooking the city of Jerusalem, being abandoned by the male disciples, and many other tales of Jesus find their parallel in the lives of Daniel and his friends. The resurrection scene at the end of the film is a particularly moving overlapping of the two stories. In the hands of a lesser writer/director, this could have all been really trite. Instead, the film becomes in the truest sense of the term a parable in which we see how great truths from a great teacher really do apply in our own lives. Every performance is pitch perfect, the pace is just right, and the message is, as always, what we all need to remember: Real happiness lies not in what we have but in what we give. A ten out of ten film.

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