This powerful drama follows Father Laforgue (Bluteau), a 17th-century priest, who embarks on a dangerous journey into the unfamiliar terrain of New France. Sent by Samuel de Champlain (Brousseau) to a remote Catholic mission in a Huron village, the young Jesuit travels with a group of Algonquin guides deep into the wilderness, where his religious values are tested against the life-threatening elements of the woods and physical trials that await him.
Written by Irish-Canadian author Brian Moore, who adapted his own novel of the same name, this Genie Award–winning film features beautiful cinematography of the Canadian wilderness and a complex thematic dissection of culture shock.
Jake Ebert, Robert Lantos, Sue Milliken, Stéphane Reichel, Denis Héroux
August Schellenberg, Sandrine Holt, Aden Young, Lothaire Bluteau
English, Dubbed in French, French
Black Robe was filmed and set in Quebec.