BLACK ROBE (PG)
D: Bruce Beresford
Samuel Goldwyn/Alliance/Samson (Robert Lantos, Stephane
Reichel & Sue Milliken)
W: Brian Moore [based on his novel]
DP: Peter James
Ed: Tim Wellburn
Mus: Georges Delerue
Lothaire Bluteau (LaForgue), Aden Young (Daniel), Sandrine
Holt (Annuka), August Schellenberg (Chomina), Tantoo Cardinal (Chomina's Wife), Frank Wilson (Father Jerome)
Canada's answer to Dances With Wolves (qv), starring Lothaire
Blutheau as a Jesuit priest who travels through 17th century Quebec to convert the natives to religion.
This historical picture is beautifully filmed and well acted,
but takes a very pedestrian approach to its subject matter which will more than likely bore than it would provoke interest.
The comparisons between this and Dances With Wolves are slim
to none, while Kevin Costner's 1990 epic is, by far, a more superior film.