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Jesus of Montreal


Lothaire Bluteau, Catherine Wilkening, Johanne-Marie Tremblay, Rémy Girard View All


Denys Arcand (Screenplay), Denys Arcand (Director) View All

Release: May 17th, 1989
Runtime: 1 hour, 59 minutes
A group of actors putting on an interpretive Passion Play in Montreal begin to experience a meshing of their characters and their private lives as the production takes form against the growing opposition of the Catholic church.
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The troupe's ostensible leader, Daniel (the incredible Lothaire Bluteau), who is to play Jesus, begins the film recruiting his apostles and before long it becomes apparent that almost everything which is happening in real life is a mirror of the Passion Play and the Gospels, often in strikingly orig....