Black Robe

Black Robe

DVD - 2004
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In the 17th century a Jesuit priest and a young companion are escorted through the wilderness of Quebec by Algonquin Indians to find a distant mission in the dead of winter.
Publisher: Montreal : Alliance Atlantis : Distributed by Motion Picture Distribution, 2004, 1991
Branch Call Number: DVD DRAMA BLA
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 101 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in


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Nov 14, 2019

Very good true story movie showing the extreme difficulty of trying to convert nature worshipers into Christians.

Nov 11, 2019

Authentic..that's why I gave it what I did. It's not a super action.. adrenalin..but there is action. The action is very authentic. For great books about this period read Allan W. Eckert's books.."The Frontiersmen".."Wilderness Empire"..."Wilderness War". This movie was similar to his books. I like the hostility in which the vast, harsh land is portrayed. The emptiness of it all.

Oct 23, 2019

Dated, but based on true story and a good movie. Similar to The Orenda, book from Joseph Boyden.

Nov 02, 2017

An outstanding action film with a religious theme, all taking place in the unimaginable beautiful Canadian wilderness. It's the Seventeenth Century, and France has only recently established New France on the American continent. A too young priest is sent on a mission to assist their Indian allies against their foes, the unpredictable and deadly Huron Indians.

Jun 11, 2017

This is a 1991 docudrama directed by Bruce Beresford, based on the novel of the same name by Irish Canadian author Brian Moore.
Shot entirely in the Canadian province of Quebec, the film depicts a gripping and tragic story---one of the most meticulously researched representations of indigenous life put on film.
Notably, the film includes dialogue in the Cree, Mohawk, and Algonquin languages.
If you're interested in indigenous life of the 17th century, this is a must-see.

emily8 Feb 25, 2014

Absolutely finest, most credible film of the catholic church in the new world of north america in the 17th century, A real mind opener. Spirituality on film. Excellent performances by all!

d2013 Oct 05, 2013

6 Genie Awards including Best Picture. For me, not as good as "Dances With Wolves" but pretty good story from Bruce Beresford (Academy Award Nominated Director of "Driving Miss Daisy", "Tender Mercies" and "Breaker Morant").

Vitruian Jul 13, 2013

I just saw a portion of of this film at a blog belonging to a ultra conservative Catholic parishioner being agnostic I was curious about the subjectmatter. I would highly reccomend this film for people who are curious about how the Christian gospel was spread in the 1600's. this film has sexual situations parent guidance is advised. Its ironic that the goal was conversion of the Huron Indians who had in my opinion a more grounded and Spiritual view of the world while primative; It took the exposure of Christianity to the harsh realities and shortcomings of the faith; by the people following those who converted them to make me ponder would the indians have been better off being left alone ?

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