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Aro Recommended Corpus Christi

 

Poland 2019, 116 minutes
Dir. Jan Komasa
In Polish with English subtitles
Rating: [R16] Violence, offensive language, drug use & sex scenes.
Genres: Drama, Suspense/Crime

Topics: Religion.

 

“Often moving but also disquieting and even intermittently funny, this drama unfurls a spiritual parable that is uniquely Polish but accessible to all.”~Leslie Felperin, The Guardian

Aroview: Highly distinctive and gripping drama, based on a true events, about a charismatic ex-convict who pretended to be a priest and fooled an entire Polish village.

After experiencing a spiritual awakening while in juvenile detention, the young man (Bartosz Bielenia) is mistaken for a priest while on a work placement at a sawmill, and spontaneously takes the opportunity to transform his life, and in turn, the lives of a small unsuspecting community in need of moral guidance. An intriguing film exploring themes of authenticity, faith and redemption.

NZ International Film Festival 2020

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