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The Jewish Cardinal (2014)

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The Jewish Cardinal tells the amazing true story of Jean-Marie Lustiger, the son of Polish-Jewish immigrants, who maintained his cultural identity as a Jew even after converting to Catholicism at a young age, and later joining the priesthood. Quickly rising within the ranks of the Church, Lustiger was appointed Archbishop of Paris by Pope Jean Paul II - and found a new platform to celebrate his dual identity as a Catholic Jew, earning him both friends and enemies from either group. When Carmelite nuns settle down to build a convent within the cursed walls of Auschwitz, Lustiger finds himself a mediator between the two communities - and may be forced at last to choose his side. (c) Film Movement

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Cast

Laurent Lucas
as Aron Jean-Marie Lustiger
Aurélien Recoing
as Johannes Paul II.
Pascal Greggory
as Albert Decourtray
Henri Guybet
as Charles Lustiger
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Critic Reviews for The Jewish Cardinal

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (2)

It holds your interest, even if Jean-Marie remains what he must be to Mr. Cohen: an enticing puzzlement, his faith a mystery.

April 10, 2014 | Full Review…

The Jewish Cardinal uses the luscious pleasures of the everyday to underscore and endure the big questions of identity, humanity, and home.

April 9, 2014 | Full Review…

Laurent Lucas is brilliant as the titular hero.

May 18, 2014 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

Can a person be two things at once? Yes. Not only is it possible, but it can be of value. Lustiger proved that,and The Jewish Cardinal underscores it.

May 15, 2014 | Rating: 3/5

Portrait of a pioneer of multiple religious belonging.

May 12, 2014 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Informative, absorbing, but as obvious as its title and a bit too glib for its own good, this French import will appeal mainly to religious addicts fascinated by the feverishly agenda-ridden internal workings of the Catholic Church.

April 11, 2014 | Full Review…

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