Black Robe


Black Robe Review

A Jesuit in a black robe travels to remote 1600s Canada, trying to reach a mission to the Huron tribe deep in the wintry Quebec country. Guided by Algonquins and encountering troublesome Iroquois, our hero as the brush which is used to paint a nuanced picture of historical time few people know very much about. Though the film tends to wander in its latter half, the stunning winter sets and excellent score generally transcend its weaknesses.

Black Robe

Facts and Figures

Run time: 101 mins

In Theaters: Friday 4th October 1991

Distributed by: Trimark

Reviews 3.5 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 92%
Fresh: 11 Rotten: 1

IMDB: 7.1 / 10

Cast & Crew


Producer: , , Stéphane Reichel

Starring: as Laforgue, as Daniel, as Annuka, as Chomina, as Chomina's Wife, as Ougebmat, Lawrence Bayne as Neehatin, Harrison Liu as Awondoie, Wesley Côté as Oujita, as Father Jerome, François Tassé as Father Bourque, Jean Brousseau as Champlain, Yvan Labelle as Mestigoit, as Kiotseaton, James Bobbish as Ondesson, Denis Lacroix as Taratande, Gilles Plante as Older Workman, as Old Aenons, Marthe Turgeon as Laforgue's Mother, Claude Préfontaine as Old Priest, Deano Clavet as Mercier