The Jewish cardinal

The Jewish cardinal

DVD - 2013 | French
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The amazing true story of Jean-Marie Lustiger, the son of Polish-Jewish immigrants, who maintained his Jewish identity even after converting to Catholicism, and joining the priesthood. Quickly rising up the Church ranks, Lustiger was appointed Archbishop of Paris and found a new platform to celebrate his dual identity as a Catholic Jew. When nuns set to build a convent within the cursed walls of Auschwitz, Lustiger finds himself a mediator, and may be forced at last to choose his side.
Publisher: [New York, NY] : Film Movement, ©2013
Branch Call Number: FRENCH ENGLISH JEW
Characteristics: 1 DVD (100 minutes)
Alternative Title: Kosher
Métis de Dieu


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Jun 15, 2016

I found this film very biased against Poles and Poland. It has many untruths such as Poe John Paul II drinking shots of vodka with the cardinal. Never happened. It also contains an extremely insulting and racist comment about Poles. But the most grevios fault with this film is that it leaves the impression that Poles were responsible for the Death Camps of WWII. Not once does this film mention that it was the Germans who built the Death Camps, that it was the Germans who murdered, gassed and cremated millions of innocent people, and for these ommissions I feel this film fails in portraying the complete truth.

Mar 30, 2015

With the Nazi’s threatening to exterminate all French Jews, a 14 year-old Jewish boy converts to Catholicism. Many years later, this boy became the Cardinal of Paris, with a desire to eliminate the long enmity between Jews and Christians. A complicating factor is that the boy’s mother was executed in Auschwitz, a place where Polish nuns take actions which have the effect of desecrating the central point of the Holocaust.

Jan 06, 2015

Really enjoyable movie! It's a true story! Very intriguing story! I recommend it!

MovieWatch Oct 01, 2014

The Jewish Cardinal is well worth while seeing. Well acted and directed it portrays the challenges of Jean-Marie Lustiger who converted to Catholicism at the age of 14 during the time of the Nazi occupation. The act was to save him from the Germans. The movie shows the conflict that Jean-Marie and those around him experienced in his identifying himself as both Jewish and as a priest and eventually as a Cardinal of the Catholic Church.

harrybrowne Aug 08, 2014

Amazing true story. Beautifully filmed and acted. The Auschwitz scenes are gut-wrenching. Lustiger is presented here as a man of tremendous courage and deep faith. Best line of his: I am God's mixed child.

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