Black Robe
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Adapted by Brian Moore from his own novel, The Black Robe is a sprawling recreation of a turbelent period in Canadian history. In 1634, Jesuit missionary Father Laforgue (Lothair Bluteau) arrives in the New World, hoping to convert the Huron Indian tribe to Catholicism-and, incidentally, to expedite the French colonization of Quebec. Laforgue is regarded with a combination of warmth and wariness by the natives, who refer to Laforgue and his fellow priests as "black robes". Offering his services as both guide and friend is Algonquin chief Chomina (August Schellenberg). The by-the-book… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 92%

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"A demanding film filled with complexities and meant for the discriminating viewer."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"This compelling tale of adventure set in 17th century Canada is a spiritual classic"
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
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