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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
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The play in the opening scene appears to be a dramatization of the novel 'The Brothers Karamazov'. Smerdyakov tells Ivan Karamazov that he has murdered Fyodor, inspired by the philosophy he learned from Karamazov. Smerdyakov's suicide monologue is adapted from the diaries of the monk, Father Zossima. See more »
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 »
Remember my premonition? Doing tragedy is dangerous.
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Jesus of Montreal is an engaging movie detailing some historical facts about the life of Jesus Christ while also discussing the nature of faith in 20th century Montreal.
Every year a Passion Play, detailing the final days of Jesus Christ, is staged at St.Joseph's Oratory, a cathedral and shrine on Mount Royal in Montreal, Canada. The play is a relic, and full of melodrama and dialogue more appropriate to the 19th century rather than the 20th. The priest in charge of the play, Father LeClerc (Gilles Pelletier), finds Daniel, a young actor (Lothaire Bluteau), to play the part of Jesus and puts him in charge of finding a cast to play the other roles. Daniel gathers together some of his acting friends to stage the play, and decides to present an update of the play with revised dialogue and incorporating much more historical information about life in the time of Christ.
Daniel starts the movie as a cosmopolitan young man, but as the film progresses, the challenges he faces in his life and in the staging of the play provide parallels to the life of Christ.
The movie discusses some deep themes of faith, the life of Christ, existentialism, the waning role of religion in French-Canadian society, and the good and bad of the entertainment industry. Definitely meaty stuff, and I believe well realized by Arcand and his cast.
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