Black Robe

1991, Movie, R, 100 mins

Despite an occasionally plodding screenplay, this white-man-in-the-wilderness drama goes DANCES WITH WOLVES one better by showing more genuine respect for its subject. Directed by Bruce Beresford, BLACK ROBE was adapted by Brian Moore from his own novel, which, in turn, was based on letters and journals written by Jesuit missionaries, whom the Indians dubbed "black robes," in the New World during the 17th century.

The story revolves around Father Laforgue (JESUS OF MONTREAL's Lothaire Bluteau) who is sent by Champlain (Jean Brousseau), the founder and governor of Quebec, 1,500 miles north to a frontier Jesuit mission to assist in the conversion of the Huron trib...

Released: 1991 Rated: R Length: 100 mins

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