From acclaimed director Bruce Beresford (Driving Miss Daisy, Tender Mercies) and adapted by screenwriter Brian Moore from his novel of the same name, Black Robe is "amazing an adventure film that is as intelligent as it is enthralling" (US Magazine)! French Jesuit missionary Father Laforgue travels to the magnificently austere Canadian wilderness to save the souls of a "savage and godless" people -- the native tribes of the Huron and Algonquin. But the natives, who have their own spiritual value system that differs drastically from Christianity, are immediately suspicious, resentful and openly hostile toward the intrusive "Black Robe." And when Laforgue hires a reluctant group of Algonquin to escort him on a harrowing 1500-mile journey up the broad and sinuous St. Lawrence River, a devastating chain of events not only causes him to question his deeply held beliefs but also forever changes the course of history for the natives' way of life.

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Black Robe (1991)

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Adventure/Drama · 1h 37m · 10/4/1991

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In the winter of 1634, an extraordinary man began a perilous journey into the North American wilderness.

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From acclaimed director Bruce Beresford (Driving Miss Daisy, Tender Mercies) and adapted by screenwriter Brian Moore from his novel of the same name, Black Robe is "amazing an adventure film that is as intelligent as it is enthralling" (US Magazine)! French Jesuit missionary Father Laforgue travels to the magnificently austere Canadian wilderness to save the souls of a "savage and godless" people -- the native tribes of the Huron and Algonquin. But the natives, who have their own spiritual value system that differs drastically from Christianity, are immediately suspicious, resentful and openly hostile toward the intrusive "Black Robe." And when Laforgue hires a reluctant group of Algonquin to escort him on a harrowing 1500-mile journey up the broad and sinuous St. Lawrence River, a devastating chain of events not only causes him to question his deeply held beliefs but also forever changes the course of history for the natives' way of life.

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Status

Released

Languages

English, French

Countries

Canada, Australia

Production Companies

Alliance Communications Corporation, Samson Productions Pty. Ltd., Téléfilm Canada

Budget

$11,000,000

Revenue

$8,211,952
Cast
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Lothaire Bluteau

Laforgue
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Aden Young

Daniel
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Sandrine Holt

Annuka
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August Schellenberg

Chomina
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Tantoo Cardinal

Chomina's Wife
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Billy Two Rivers

Ougebmat
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Lawrence Bayne

Neehatin
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Harrison Liu

Awondoie
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Wesley Côté

Oujita
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Frank Wilson

Father Jerome
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François Tassé

Father Bourque
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Jean Brousseau

Champlain
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Yvan Labelle

Mestigoit
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Raoul Trujillo

Kiotseaton
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James Bobbish

Ondesson
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Denis Lacroix

Taratande
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Gilles Plante

Older Workman
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Gordon Tootoosis

Old Aenons
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Marthe Turgeon

Laforgue's Mother
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Claude Préfontaine

Old Priest
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Deano Clavet

Mercier
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Paul Stewart

Workman
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Jean-Raymond Châles

Workman
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Jean-Jacques Blanchet

Workman
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Marco Bacon

Montagnais
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Patrick Tenasco

Montagnais
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George Pachanos

Iroquois Leader
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Minor Mustain

Iroquois #1
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Don Brisebois

Iroquois Guard
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Jean Raphael

Iroquois Elder (as Jean-Baptiste Raphaél)
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Guy Provencher

Old Iroquois Member
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Joe De Laronde

Tall Painted Iroquois
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Linlyn Lue

She Manitou
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Bonfield Marcoux

Domerque (as Bondfield Marcoux)
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Wanda Obomsawin

Pregnant Woman
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Jean-Pierre Perusse

Tallevant (as Jean-Pierre Pérusse)
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Gérard Soler

Masse
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Alison Reid

Iroquois Torture Woman
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Brenda Adams

Iroquois Torture Woman
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Denis Plante

Musician
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Daniel Thonon

Musician
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Cordelia Beresford

Mlle LaFontaine
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Annie Bearskin

Member of the Algonquin Tribe
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Doreen Stevens

Member of the Algonquin Tribe
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Joseph Campeau

Member of the Algonquin Tribe
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Eric Johnston

Member of the Algonquin Tribe
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Mirya Obomsawin

Member of the Algonquin Tribe
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Zoe Leigh Hopkins

Member of the Algonquin Tribe (as Zoe Hopkins)
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Rodrigue Boivin

Member of the Algonquin Tribe
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Irvin Hill

Member of the Algonquin Tribe
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Valerie Decontie

Member of the Algonquin Tribe
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Waylon Hare

Member of the Algonquin Tribe
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Roger Wylde

Member of the Algonquin Tribe
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Walter Jacobs

Member of the Algonquin Tribe
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Helen Bobish Atkinson

Member of the Algonquin Tribe (as Helen Atkinson)
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John Tenasco

Member of the Algonquin Tribe
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Jonathan Blacksmith

Member of the Algonquin Tribe
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Earl Danyluk

Member of the Algonquin Tribe
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Arnold Eyah-Saulteux

Member of the Algonquin Tribe
Crew
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Bruce Beresford

Director
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Brian Moore

Writer
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Robert Lantos

Producer
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Sue Milliken

Producer
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Stéphane Reichel

Producer
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Peter James

Cinematograpy
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Tim Wellburn

Editor
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Georges Delerue

Music
Disc Releases
Disc Title Front Cover

Black Robe

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

7/10/2001

Disc Title Front Cover

Black Robe

(DVD)

7/8/1998

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