To Kill a Priest (1988)

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This internationally-produced political drama tells the tragic true tale of a Polish priest who is martyred for his defiant support of the Solidarity movement in 1984. The tale is set in Warsaw on December 24, 1981 when martial law has just been instated. Stefan, a devoted Party member and militia captain, leads a death squad assigned to execute the troublesome Father Alek, the out-spoken, charismatic supporter of Solidarity. Though Stefan has no choice but to follow orders, he cannot help but feel moved by the stirring words of the courageous priest.
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R (adult situations/language, violence)
Genre:
Drama , Mystery & Suspense
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Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

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Cast

Christopher Lambert
as Father Alek
Ed Harris
as Stefan
Joss Ackland
as Colonel
David Suchet
as Bishop
Tim Roth
as Feliks
Cherie Lunghi
as Halina
Tom Radcliffe
as Young Soldier
Gregor Fisher
as Fr. Irek
Matyelok Gibbs
as Colonel's Wife
Brian Glover
as Minister
Paul Crauchet
as Alek's Father
Janine Darcey
as Alek's Mother
Wojciech Pszoniak
as Bridge Player
Anne-Marie Pisani
as Colonel's Secretary
Jerome Flynn
as Militia Man
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Full Review… | March 25, 2009
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Full Review… | December 31, 1999
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Full Review… | December 31, 1999
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Full Review… | December 31, 1999
Chicago Reader
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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.

Full Review… | July 21, 2011
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