“Laurent Luaxs embodies with emotion and spirit the internal turmoil of his character… fascinating, even for the most atheist of viewers.” – Télérama
“Full of charm.” – Le Nouvel Observateur
Gripping, star-studded historical drama which tells the real-life story of Jean-Marie Lustiger, the Jewish-born head of the French Church and close confidant of Pope John Paul II.
A maverick outsider whose courage marks both his theology and his personal life, Lustiger never hides his Jewishness – even when it is used, with increasing frequency, to bring him down.
With artful cinematography, a star-studded cast and possibly the most mischievous portrayal of a pontiff in cinematic history, The Jewish Cardinal is a tour de force about what it means to walk the tightrope of faith and identity.