Jesus of Montreal Poster

Release Date: 1989

DVD Release Date: February 3rd, 2004

R|1 hr 59 min

Plot Summary
This unconventional Canadian film focuses on an acting troupe hired to stage a Passion play about the life of Jesus. Led by Daniel (Lothaire Bluteau), the actors, all struggling with their own issues, work on a bold interpretation of the Biblical tale that challenges accepted Christian thinking and brings a burst of outrage from the Roman Catholic priests who recruited them. As the story progresses, Daniel's life starts to echo the trials of Jesus in unexpected and poignant ways.

Cast: Lothaire Bluteau, Catherine Wilkening, Johanne-Marie Tremblay, Rémy Girard, Robert Lepage, Gilles Pelletier, Yves Jacques, Denys Arcand

Director: Denys Arcand

Genres: Comedy drama

Keywords: 1980s, Passionate, Underdog, Creative


Nominated Film Not in the English Language
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1990)
Nominated Best Foreign Language Film
Nominated Foreign Language Film