Le métis de Dieu

Le métis de Dieu

The Jewish Cardinal

DVD | French
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The true story of Jean-Marie Lustiger, the son of Polish-Jewish immigrants, who maintained his cultural identity as a Jew even after converting to Catholicism at a young age, and later joining the priesthood. Quickly rising within the ranks of the Church; Lustiger was appointed Archbishop of Paris by Pope Jean Paul II -- and found a new platform to celebrate his dual identity as a Catholic Jew; earning him both friends and enemies from either group. When Carmelite nuns settle down to build a convent within the cursed walls of Auschwitz, Lustiger finds himself a mediator between the two communities - and may be forced at last to choose his side.
Branch Call Number: Drama METIS
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (100 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
digital,optical,surround,Dolby Digital 5.1
video file,DVD video,Region 1
widescreen (16:9),24 fps
4 3/4 in
NTSC
Alternative Title: Jewish Cardinal
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Feb 13, 2018

Set in the 1980s this is the story of a Cardinal who grapples with his Jewish heritage while also serving the Catholic church. He becomes a good friend to the Pope and has a pivotal role in repairing Jewish Catholic relations during the era of Communist Poland - where the Bishop's family is originally from and some escaped the Nazi's in World War II. I found this to be very interesting. I hadn't thought of Auschwitz in the way it is outlined in the film during the communist era. I found this film thought provoking.

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