In the 17th century a Jesuit priest and a young companion are escorted through the wilderness of Quebec by Algonquin Indians to find a distant mission in the dead of winter. The Jesuit experiences a spiritual journey while his young companion falls in love with the Algonquin chief's beautiful daughter underneath the imposing and magnificent mountains. Dread and death follows them upriver. Written by
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Did You Know?
This movie was filmed "in sequence", that is to say, all of the scenes were filmed in the order in which they appear on the screen. See more
Fr. Laforgue is seen baptizing with saliva. Saliva is not valid matter for baptism and no 17th century Jesuit, who knew their theology very well, would have baptized with saliva. He could have melted the snow to obtain some water. See more
[watching LaForgue give the last rites to a dying baby
Watch this, he is going to cast a spell.
Oh God of mercy, please bless this innocent child...
No. He is talking to his God.
[making the sign of the cross
... in nomini patri et fili et spiritu sancti...
See that sign? That's how they steal our spirit.
Referenced in Breach