Black Robe (film)

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Black Robe is a 1991 biography film directed by Bruce Beresford.wikipedia
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Tantoo Cardinal

The film's main character, Father LaForgue, is played by Lothaire Bluteau, with other cast members including Aden Young, Sandrine Holt, Tantoo Cardinal, August Schellenberg, Gordon Tootoosis and Raoul Trujillo.
She has played roles in many notable films and television series, including Spirit Bay, Dances with Wolves, Black Robe, Legends of the Fall, Smoke Signals, Hold the Dark and North of 60.

Aden Young

The film's main character, Father LaForgue, is played by Lothaire Bluteau, with other cast members including Aden Young, Sandrine Holt, Tantoo Cardinal, August Schellenberg, Gordon Tootoosis and Raoul Trujillo.
Young was cast in his first role, as a young Jesuit priest in Bruce Beresford's acclaimed religious epic Black Robe (1991) on his 18th birthday.

August Schellenberg

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The film's main character, Father LaForgue, is played by Lothaire Bluteau, with other cast members including Aden Young, Sandrine Holt, Tantoo Cardinal, August Schellenberg, Gordon Tootoosis and Raoul Trujillo.
Some of his other notable film credits include Black Robe (1991) and The New World (2005).

Raoul Trujillo

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The film's main character, Father LaForgue, is played by Lothaire Bluteau, with other cast members including Aden Young, Sandrine Holt, Tantoo Cardinal, August Schellenberg, Gordon Tootoosis and Raoul Trujillo.
Trujillo is best known for playing Zero Wolf, a ruthless Mayan slave catcher and the main antagonist of Mel Gibson's Apocalypto (2006), and for playing the Iroquois chief Kiotseaton in the film Black Robe. He has appeared in numerous high-profile and acclaimed films, including The New World, Cowboys and Aliens, Riddick, Blood Father, Sicario, and its sequel Sicario: Day of the Soldado.

Brian Moore (novelist)

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The screenplay was written by Irish Canadian author Brian Moore, who adapted it from his novel of the same name.
Other novels by Moore were adapted for the screen, including Intent to Kill, The Luck of Ginger Coffey, Catholics, Black Robe, Cold Heaven, and The Statement.

Sandrine Holt

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The film's main character, Father LaForgue, is played by Lothaire Bluteau, with other cast members including Aden Young, Sandrine Holt, Tantoo Cardinal, August Schellenberg, Gordon Tootoosis and Raoul Trujillo.
Holt's acting debut, credited as Sandrine Ho, was in a 1989 episode of Friday the 13th: The Series entitled “Face of Evil.” Her feature film debut was in Black Robe in 1991.

Lothaire Bluteau

The film's main character, Father LaForgue, is played by Lothaire Bluteau, with other cast members including Aden Young, Sandrine Holt, Tantoo Cardinal, August Schellenberg, Gordon Tootoosis and Raoul Trujillo.
He has since appeared in Black Robe and Robert Lepage's Le Confessionnal, and his international credits include Orlando (1992) and I Shot Andy Warhol (1996).

Black Robe

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The screenplay was written by Irish Canadian author Brian Moore, who adapted it from his novel of the same name.
The novel was adapted into the 1991 film Black Robe directed by Bruce Beresford, for which Moore wrote the screenplay.

Bruce Beresford

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Black Robe is a 1991 biography film directed by Bruce Beresford.
He directed Mister Johnson (1990) in Nigeria, with Edward Woodward; Black Robe (1991), an Australian-Canadian film based on the novel by Brian Moore; Rich in Love (1992), co-written by Uhry; A Good Man in Africa (1994) with Sean Connery from a novel by William Boyd, which in 2015 Beresford called his worst film; Silent Fall (1994), which was nominated for the Golden Bear at the 45th Berlin International Film Festival; and Last Dance (1996) with Sharon Stone.

Gordon Tootoosis

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The film's main character, Father LaForgue, is played by Lothaire Bluteau, with other cast members including Aden Young, Sandrine Holt, Tantoo Cardinal, August Schellenberg, Gordon Tootoosis and Raoul Trujillo.

Canadian Screen Award for Best Motion Picture

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The film won the Genie Award for Best Canadian Film and Best Director, Adapted Screenplay, Supporting Actor (Schellenberg), Art Direction, Cinematography; Golden Reel Award; and Australian Film Institute – Cinematography.

Georges Delerue

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He was also nominated for four additional Academy Awards for Anne of the Thousand Days (1969), The Day of the Dolphin (1973), Julia (1977), and Agnes of God (1985), four additional César Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, and one Genie Award for Black Robe (1991).

Golden Screen Award (Canada)

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In Canada, it won the Golden Reel Award, indicating the highest box-office performance of any Canadian film that year.

Ward Churchill

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Political activist Ward Churchill, after highly praising the film-making, criticized historical inaccuracies.
He examines the movie Black Robe, the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation killings, the prosecution of Leonard Peltier, sports mascots, the Indian Arts and Crafts Act of 1990, and blood quantum laws, calling them tools of genocide.

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In English Canada, it was among only three Canadian films to gross over $500,000 between 1987 and 1990, along with Jesus of Montreal and Dead Ringers.
In English Canada, it was among only three Canadian films to gross over $500,000 between 1987 and 1990, along with Black Robe and Dead Ringers.

Biographical film

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Black Robe is a 1991 biography film directed by Bruce Beresford.

Screenplay

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The screenplay was written by Irish Canadian author Brian Moore, who adapted it from his novel of the same name.

Northern Ireland

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The screenplay was written by Irish Canadian author Brian Moore, who adapted it from his novel of the same name.

Australia

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It was the first official co-production between a Canadian film team and an Australian one.

Quebec

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It was shot entirely in the Canadian province of Quebec.

Canada (New France)

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Set in New France in 1634 (in the period of conflicts known as the Beaver Wars), the film begins in the settlement that will one day become Quebec City.

Beaver Wars

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Set in New France in 1634 (in the period of conflicts known as the Beaver Wars), the film begins in the settlement that will one day become Quebec City.