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The Jewish Cardinal

Jewish Cardinal

“LAURENT LUCAS 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.