TRIBUTE CINEMATOGRAPHY

Synopsis

New France, 1634. In the settlement that will later become Quebec City, Jesuit priests attempt to convert the Algonquins of the region to Christianity. Pious and devout, young Father LaForgue is sent on a lengthy trek west to visit a Catholic mission among the Huron nation. Set amid the glorious lakes and forests of what is now Eastern Canada, Black Robe melds together romance and adventure against the backdrop of the disastrous disruption of the centuries-old social systems of North America’s First Nations that resulted from the European encounter – a history that sadly reflects the fate of colonised indigenous peoples the world over.

Country

Australia

Year

1991

Length

101 minutes

Format

Colour

Langue

English, Latin, Cree, Mohawk, Algonquin

Fiche technique

Director: Bruce Beresford
Producers: Robert Lantos, Stéphane Reichel, Sue Milliken
Screenwriter: Brian Moore, based on his novel
Cinematographer: Peter James
Editor: Tim Wellburn
Production Designer: Herbert Pinter
Sound: Gary Wilkins
Music: Georges Delerue

Interprétation

Lothaire Bluteau, Aden Young, Tantoo Cardinal, Frank Wilson, Billy Two Rivers, August Schellenberg

Contact

Production Companies: Alliance Communications, Samson Productions