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The Jewish Cardinal (2013)

Le métis de Dieu (original title)
Not Rated | | Biography | TV Movie 29 March 2013
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The Jewish Cardinal tells the amazing true story of Jean-Marie Lustiger, the son of Polish-Jewish immigrants, who maintained his cultural identity as a Jew even after converting to ... See full summary »

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Ilan Duran Cohen
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Credited cast:
Laurent Lucas ... Jean-Marie Lustiger
Aurélien Recoing ... Jean-Paul II
Audrey Dana ... Fanny
Pascal Greggory ... Albert Decourtray
Grégoire Leprince-Ringuet ... Le père Julien
Alex Skarbek ... Père Kristof
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Vincent Furic Vincent Furic ... Traditionnaliste
Dan Gutman Dan Gutman ... Etudiant juif
Henri Guybet ... Charles Lustiger
Aurélien Heilbronn Aurélien Heilbronn ... Swiss guard
Zbigniew Jankowski Zbigniew Jankowski ... Le gardien polonais
Jean-Noël Martin ... Monseigneur Courcoux
Nathalie Richard ... la Mère Superiéure
Christophe Dimitri Réveille Christophe Dimitri Réveille
Aude Saintier Aude Saintier
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The Jewish Cardinal tells the amazing true story of Jean-Marie Lustiger, the son of Polish-Jewish immigrants, who maintained his cultural identity as a Jew even after converting to Catholicism at a young age, and later joining the priesthood. Quickly rising within the ranks of the Church, Lustiger was appointed Archbishop of Paris by Pope Jean Paul II - and found a new platform to celebrate his dual identity as a Catholic Jew, earning him both friends and enemies from both groups. When Carmelite nuns settle down to build a convent within the cursed walls of Auschwitz, Lustiger finds himself a mediator between the two communities - and may be forced at last to choose his side. Written by Anonymous

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A Completed Jew
21 June 2014 | by dbrayshawSee all my reviews

This movie carries with it a large amount of animosity between Jews and Catholics, especially in regard to who owned the rights to display Auschwitz as a central part of their history of suffering.

But, to me, it expresses a great need to announce to the world the completeness by those Jews who have grown to accept Jesus as their long awaited Messiah.

What some have come to call themselves today -- those who are both Christian and Jewish at birth -- is a "completed Jew." There are today many Messianic Christian fellowships, one of which is called Jews for Jesus.

Obviously, during the time this film was made, there weren't that many completed Jews making public statements, so that is why it was so newsworthy in the mid 80s.

Today, this fact should be old news.


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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

29 March 2013 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

El cardenal judío See more »

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Gross USA:

$133,232

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$133,232
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1.78 : 1
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