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Corpus Christi (2019)

Boze Cialo (original title)
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Daniel experiences a spiritual transformation in a detention center. Although his criminal record prevents him from applying to the seminary, he has no intention of giving up his dream and decides to minister a small-town parish.

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Jan Komasa
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bartosz Bielenia ... Daniel
Aleksandra Konieczna ... Lidia
Eliza Rycembel ... Eliza
Tomasz Zietek ... 'Pinczer'
Barbara Kurzaj ... Widow
Leszek Lichota ... Mayor
Zdzislaw Wardejn ... Priest
Lukasz Simlat ... Priest Tomasz
Anna Biernacik Anna Biernacik ... Marta's friend
Lidia Bogacz Lidia Bogacz ... Mother
Malwina Brych Malwina Brych ... Girl
Bogdan Brzyski Bogdan Brzyski ... Molinska's son
Juliusz Chrzastowski ... Policeman
Radoslaw Ciucias Radoslaw Ciucias ... Chaplain
Mateusz Czwartosz Mateusz Czwartosz ... 'Bonus'
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"Corpus Christi" is the story of a 20-year-old Daniel who experiences a spiritual transformation in a Youth Detention Center. The crime he commits prevents him from applying to the seminary and after his release on parole he is sent to work at a carpenter's workshop. However Daniel has no intention of giving up his dream and dressed as a priest he decides to - minister a small-town parish. Written by ron_whisky

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Sinner. Preacher. A mystery. See more »

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Country:

Poland

Language:

Polish

Release Date:

11 October 2019 (Poland) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Jasliska, Podkarpackie, Poland See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$4,632, 16 February 2020

Gross USA:

$35,176

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$8,245,313
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2.39 : 1
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Poland's submission to the 92nd Academy Awards for Best International Feature Film. See more »

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Music by Wojciech Urbanski
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What It Means to Be a Priest
11 November 2019 | by LeonardKniffelSee all my reviews

A simple plot summary (Juvenile delinquent poses as priest, transforms village) does not begin to describe the nuanced and complex moral dilemma explored in "Corpus Christi," Poland's 2019 entry into the Oscar race. Violence, nudity, sexuality, and vulgarity--that in another film might seem gratuitous--here remind us that the world is full of angry people whose religiosity is more rooted in revenge than redemption. The central question: Is the road to love, forgiveness, and salvation more navigable when mapped by a man who wills himself into the priesthood and defies blind obedience than it is when directed by soulless compliance? Prepare yourself for a shocking and perplexing answer. Extraordinary performances, direction, and cinematography.


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