Jésus de Montréal (Jesus of Montreal) (1989)
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Denys Arcand's provocative Jesus of Montreal stars Lothaire Bluteau as Daniel, a long-haired actor tapped to star in a revisionist adaptation of an Easter passion play. Once the production is mounted, it becomes the target of much controversy from religious leaders, but is hugely successful with audiences, prompting the cast to wonder if Daniel might in fact truly be Jesus.
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Critic Reviews for Jésus de Montréal (Jesus of Montreal)
Denys Arcand made this original movie, in which life imitates art, at the peak of his career, right after Decline of the American Empire.
Bluteau has taken his Daniel too seriously, Daniel has taken his Jesus too seriously, and Arcand’s resolute detachment brings the whole conception down.
Audience Reviews for Jésus de Montréal (Jesus of Montreal)
My very first of a lot of things. My first indie. My first foray into Quebecois film. My first look at a Denys Arcand film..and the first time seeing the multitalented Robert Lepage. There is not surprise that many of the alumni of this production went on to succesful careers. It is a great film.More
The movie has some good points: that consumerism, materialism, are hedonism are empty lifestyles. Pop culture... (wealth, sex, the media) is worshipped like a god. The major problem with this movie is the portrayal of Christ. He is the Son of God... the Savior of the world. He was portrayed in this movie as just another man.More
I liked the first half of this, but by the end it was just too much, and getting too obvious. The clever, calling-of-the-disciples allusion is my favorite, and the play itself is rather absorbing.More
Jésus de Montréal (Jesus of Montreal) Quotes
- Daniel Coloumbe:
- Life's hard to bear, huh? People aren't happy. That's why. It's the reason. The great events, even theatre, all in search of happiness. The source of life is hidden. I was forsaken by my father.
- We're here. You're not alone.
- Daniel Coloumbe:
- All these buildings, these great structures, not a stone will be left some day.
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