Movie Review: Jesus of Montreal (1989) *****

An intelligent Canadian film written and directed by Quebec filmmaker Denys Arcand.
Evolving around a group of actors in Montreal, hired by a Roman Catholic Church to present a Passion play in its location for attracting audiences, the film cleverly presents a story within a story, creating parallel plot to Christ’s own story. While the actors in the play, within the film, make an attempt to present an honest depiction of Christ’s life, the play’s actors, led by Daniel (Lothaire Bluteau), experience modern time challenges that subtly (most of the time) hint to what Christ went through. A real jewel.

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