Denys Arcand’s 1989 film Jésus de Montréal is a classic Canadian film about an actor who is hired by a church to put on a play about the life of Jesus Christ. Daniel (Lothaire Bluteau) plays the role of Christ in the play, he doesn’t stick to the story of Christ that the Church wishes to be told, and instead attempts for more historical accuracy.
Daniel’s story follows that of Christ, from the beginning of the film, until the end. Arcand outdid himself with a film that is a masterpiece. Lothaire Bluteau is wonderful as Daniel, even if you don’t understand a single word he utters.
This is an essential franco-Canadian film.