Jésus de Montréal (Jesus of Montreal)
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Jésus de Montréal (Jesus of Montreal)
A modern-day Passion Play becomes a reenactment of the life and death of Jesus Christ in more ways than one with this critically acclaimed drama from Quebec filmmaker Denys Arcand. Lothaire Bluteau stars as Daniel Coloumbe, an intense young actor in Montreal who is hired by church fathers to restage and update the city's annual Passion Play, which over the course of the past 40 years has begun to seem hidebound. Daniel hires a group of struggling young actors that become devoted to him and his creative vision as he devises an extremely avant-garde production that takes Christ's… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 79%

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"Denys Arcand made this original movie, in which life imitates art, at the peak of his career, right after Decline of the American Empire."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Bluteau has taken his Daniel too seriously, Daniel has taken his Jesus too seriously, and Arcand’s resolute detachment brings the whole conception down."
‑ Jake Euker, Filmcritic.com
"Inventive, witty, illuminating: about a contemporary staging of the Passion play, the institutional church's reverence for the status quo, & the false gods of secularism."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
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