Jesus Of Montreal


I was just looking for what any opinions on Arcand's purpose behind Jesus of Montreal. Besides the obvious parallels to the life of Christ, what message is he trying to send to modern christians? Just wanted to get some opinions.

>>By Tags   (Wednesday, 9 Apr 2003 07:11)

What are some of the exact parallels to the life of christ?

>>By Babs and Gabs   (Monday, 26 May 2003 03:06)

What vision of Quebec society does this film project?
Is there a specific critique of culture or politics inherent in the film-maker’s approach?

>>By ladybug1204   (Saturday, 3 Apr 2004 23:40)

It's been a while since I've seen the film. I could be wrong, but I don't think Arcand was trying to make any grand philosophical point. Quebec used to be a very Catholic society, but it has become secular. Some people feel lost because of that. At the beginning of the movie, one of the characters is narrating a script about the origin of the universe for a planetarium. After he's finished, he says the script raises questions about the meaning of life. The main character played by Lothaire Bluteau is a lost soul who gets so wrapped in portraying Jesus that he begins to act like him. His temper tantrum during the sleazy audition for the beer commercial is an obvious parallel to Jesus throwing the money changers out of the temple. I suppose Arcand might be saying that consumerism has become Quebec's new religion. I think the movie is just a general comment about looking for meaning in a society where religion has lost its power.

>>By Mikey_Canuck   (Sunday, 4 Apr 2004 06:23)

I liked the movie by the way. I found it interesting because I'm Catholic and I worked for a while in Quebec.

>>By Mikey_Canuck   (Sunday, 4 Apr 2004 06:25)

i am an athiest didnt like the movie it really made me sleepy

>>By *Vovin*   (Monday, 5 Apr 2004 18:54)

oh could have used some gun toting drug lords

>>By *Vovin*   (Monday, 5 Apr 2004 18:54)

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