Corpus Christi (Boze cialo) Reviews

  • 6d ago

    Terrific film, of the highest quality. Raw, realistic. Brilliant performance from the lead, among others, and real depth in the story-telling. A film that will restore your faith in cinema amongst all the other tripe out there. Would've given it five starts but for the relatively vague ending. But even that was pretty good.

    Terrific film, of the highest quality. Raw, realistic. Brilliant performance from the lead, among others, and real depth in the story-telling. A film that will restore your faith in cinema amongst all the other tripe out there. Would've given it five starts but for the relatively vague ending. But even that was pretty good.

  • Feb 15, 2021

    Inspiring and an insight into Polish life.

    Inspiring and an insight into Polish life.

  • Feb 09, 2021

    Niesamowity film, o człowieku i społeczności. Wspaniałe występy aktorskie, zdjęcia, scenografia oraz historia. Jeden z lepszych filmów 2019. Warto go zobaczyć

    Niesamowity film, o człowieku i społeczności. Wspaniałe występy aktorskie, zdjęcia, scenografia oraz historia. Jeden z lepszych filmów 2019. Warto go zobaczyć

  • Jan 23, 2021

    Somewhat inexplicable, it’s a mad story, with some dark comedy and some gritty violence, but underneath all of the blunter moments I appreciated the subtle and more nuanced development of what redemption looks like for different people in different circumstances.

    Somewhat inexplicable, it’s a mad story, with some dark comedy and some gritty violence, but underneath all of the blunter moments I appreciated the subtle and more nuanced development of what redemption looks like for different people in different circumstances.

  • Jan 02, 2021

    Excellent movie! For a relatively young crew, this movie really has it all. Thought provoking, engaging, challenging at times, and ultimately provides for introspection.

    Excellent movie! For a relatively young crew, this movie really has it all. Thought provoking, engaging, challenging at times, and ultimately provides for introspection.

  • Dec 31, 2020

    Lovely polish countryside, local taboo and a beyond belief real story.

    Lovely polish countryside, local taboo and a beyond belief real story.

  • Dec 29, 2020

    The lead is tremendous. The rest of the cast is very good as well. It probably will not please the extremely devout. It is a thinking man's film about faith and redemption.

    The lead is tremendous. The rest of the cast is very good as well. It probably will not please the extremely devout. It is a thinking man's film about faith and redemption.

  • Dec 09, 2020

    Absolute ripper of a movie, Deep and meaningful topics that left you awake half the night thinking through all that happened!! The would be priest was just what JC would have wanted!

    Absolute ripper of a movie, Deep and meaningful topics that left you awake half the night thinking through all that happened!! The would be priest was just what JC would have wanted!

  • Nov 22, 2020

    The film paces itself perfectly and provides a very real and authentic feel when dealing with guilt and grief. Emotionally, the film is evenly spread out and provides great payoffs through an air of mystery the plot is shrouded in. However, I feel that the ending changes the pace and doesn't provide an appropriate catharsis to satisfy audiences.

    The film paces itself perfectly and provides a very real and authentic feel when dealing with guilt and grief. Emotionally, the film is evenly spread out and provides great payoffs through an air of mystery the plot is shrouded in. However, I feel that the ending changes the pace and doesn't provide an appropriate catharsis to satisfy audiences.

  • Oct 31, 2020

    Corpus Christi is an extremely complex and powerful film about faith and redemption. About finding a path to forgiveness and the means and ways of overcoming grief. This superb Polish film was nominated for Best International Feature Film at this year's Academy Awards and deservedly so. This film by Jan Komasa centres on the story of Daniel, a young man in Juvenile Detention in Warsaw. He is released on parole to go and work at a sawmill in a small country village. He has dreams of becoming a priest but his criminal record prevents him achieving this. But upon entering the town he visits the local church and deceives them into thinking he is travelling priest fresh out of the seminary. When the local vicar goes away for a sabbatical he takes over the parish and his youth and unconventional ways win over the locals. But the town holds a dark secret. A recent car crash wiped out seven young lives and the locals are still grieving this loss greatly. When Daniel delves deeper he find secrets and pushback from the locals. This beautifully layered film exquisitely shows the effects of guilt and blame and the way faith works but also hinders. It's also a very personal journey for Daniel, a man trying to rebuild his life but unable to because of his hanuted past. Apart from a strong emotional power the film is also beautifully lit, luminating each and every scene. Special credit to Bartosz Bielenia too in the lead role. He is truly superb. As is this wondrous film.

    Corpus Christi is an extremely complex and powerful film about faith and redemption. About finding a path to forgiveness and the means and ways of overcoming grief. This superb Polish film was nominated for Best International Feature Film at this year's Academy Awards and deservedly so. This film by Jan Komasa centres on the story of Daniel, a young man in Juvenile Detention in Warsaw. He is released on parole to go and work at a sawmill in a small country village. He has dreams of becoming a priest but his criminal record prevents him achieving this. But upon entering the town he visits the local church and deceives them into thinking he is travelling priest fresh out of the seminary. When the local vicar goes away for a sabbatical he takes over the parish and his youth and unconventional ways win over the locals. But the town holds a dark secret. A recent car crash wiped out seven young lives and the locals are still grieving this loss greatly. When Daniel delves deeper he find secrets and pushback from the locals. This beautifully layered film exquisitely shows the effects of guilt and blame and the way faith works but also hinders. It's also a very personal journey for Daniel, a man trying to rebuild his life but unable to because of his hanuted past. Apart from a strong emotional power the film is also beautifully lit, luminating each and every scene. Special credit to Bartosz Bielenia too in the lead role. He is truly superb. As is this wondrous film.