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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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
Chomina, left behind to die, says to the priest: an Algonquin word translated as "go", then "Black Robe", and the first word again. The subtitles, added here as to any Algonquin dialogue, substitute "my friend" for "Black Robe". This considerable shift in meaning, added in translation, is not compatible with the character. See more
1,500 miles by canoe, in that country, at the beginning of the winter. Death is almost certain, Father Bourque.
Death is not always a great evil, Monsieur Champlain.
God should have made me a Jesuit. You have answers for everything.