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Black Robe (1991)

R  |   |  Adventure, Drama, History  |  4 October 1991 (USA)
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A young Jesuit priest seeks to convert the Indian tribes in Canada while also trying to survive the harsh winter.

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Wesley Côté ...
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James Bobbish ...
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Storyline

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 Keith Loh <loh@sfu.ca>

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Rated R for areas of strong violence and sensuality | See all certifications »

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Black Robe - Am Fluß der Irokesen  »

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$8,211,952 (USA)
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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 »

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In one of the flashbacks to France, Father Laforgue's mother says she is praying to St. Joan. However, Joan of Arc was not canonized until 1920. See more »

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Montagnais: [indicates Laforgue and Daniel] They have hairy faces like dogs. Who are they?
Chomina: They are French.
Father Laforgue: We have come to help you! We have been sent by our God, who is the God of us all!
Montagnais: He can't speak properly.
Chomina: They have their own tongue. It is like birds singing.
Montagnais: Are they intelligent?
Ougebmat: No.
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Wonderful, Soul-shaking
13 June 1999 | by (Hollywood) – See all my reviews

When averaging, extreme scores skew the result. So I wonder at the motives of those who voted "1" for this film. Sabotage?

"Black Robe" invites comparison with "Aguirre, the Wrath of God," another masterpiece. Two great directors project their vision of two different men who do something we in this "civilized" culture can hardly imagine: plunge into a vast, unknown, alien world. And ultimately into oblivion.

The motivation, the source of courage, is faith, on one hand, and hubris on the other. Watch both examples. Though we can easily discern the noble from the base, we experience equally powerful stories. Here is a chance to see juxtaposed two profoundly different outlooks subjected to a common ordeal. What a wonderful, terrifying, soul-shaking thing to witness!


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