Corpus Christi

Jan Komasa, Poland, 2019o

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After spending years in a Warsaw prison for a violent crime, 20-year-old Daniel is released and sent to a remote village to work as a manual laborer. The job is designed to keep the ex-con busy, but Daniel has a higher calling. Over the course of his incarceration he has found Christ, and aspires to join the clergy - but his criminal record means no seminary will accept him. When Daniel arrives in town, one quick lie allows him to be mistaken for the town’s new priest, and he sets about leading his newfound flock.

A little Easter miracle, which is coming to the French-speaking online replacement cinema in the middle of the current state of emergency. The 39-year-old Pole Jan Kosama asks the probing questions and stages with the force of a Krzysztof Kieślowski. With his brilliantly constructed impostor story, he shows a rousing desire for the unheard-of, which sometimes makes great cinema when experts put us on the rollercoaster of a story beyond all probability. The cast is, as so often in Polish cinema, great class, behind the camera Piotr Sobocinski jr. confidently continues the craft of his famous father and grandfather. The Oscar nomination in January was highly deserved; if it hadn't been for Parasite – another outstanding film in the same race – it might even have been enough for the jackpot of world cinema.

Andreas Furler

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Variety, 1/12/2020
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The Guardian, 3/1/2020
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Interview with lead actor Bartosz Bielenia and director Jan Komasa
/ Hollywood First Look Features
en / 12/5/2019 / 6‘19‘‘

Q&A with writer Mateusz Pacewicz and director Jan Komasa
/ TIFF
en / 9/12/2019 / 22‘39‘‘

An encounter with Bartosz Bielenia at the 2020 Berlinale
/ cineuropa
en / 2/22/2020 / 4‘52‘‘

Movie Datao

Other titles
Boże ciało DE
La communion FR
Genre
Drama
Running time
115 Min.
Original language
Polish
Important Awards
Oscars 2020: Nomination best non-English language film
Ratings
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ØYour rating7.7/10
IMDB user:
7.7 (9042)
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Cast & Crewo

Bartosz BieleniaDaniel
Aleksandra KoniecznaLidia
Eliza RycembelEliza
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Interview with lead actor Bartosz Bielenia and director Jan Komasa
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Q&A with writer Mateusz Pacewicz and director Jan Komasa
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An encounter with Bartosz Bielenia at the 2020 Berlinale
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Review Slant Magazine
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Review Variety
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The vitality of current Polish cinema
The Guardian / Peter Bradshaw
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Review cineuropa
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