To Kill a Priest
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One of the first films by Polish director Agnieszka Holland to gain international acclaim, this drama is a joint French-American production based loosely on the real-life story of the dissident Polish priest Jerzy Popieluszko. In the early 1980s, as the democracy and labor movement known as Solidarity was challenging Soviet authority in Poland, an outspoken priest, Father Alek (Christopher Lambert), defies martial law and continues to rally followers around the cause of Solidarity. The Soviet-controlled Polish government enlists a police official, Stefan (Ed Harris), to stop the priest.… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 80%

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"The initial steps of To Kill a Priest are quite absorbing, generating an effective tension and historical purpose that sustains throughout the picture."
‑ Brian Orndorf, BrianOrndorf.com
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