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The Jewish Cardinal Le Métis de dieu

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Country France
Year 2013
Running Time 90 MIN
Language French
Subtitles English
Director Ilan Duran Cohen

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Ilan Duran Cohen’s intriguing drama chronicles the life and impact of one of Catholicism’s most controversial figures, Cardinal Jean-Marie Lustiger. Born to a Jewish immigrant family from Poland, Lustiger converted to Catholicism of his own accord at the age of thirteen, and eventually rose to prominence within the French, and later global, Catholic Church. Forcefully engaging with Pope Jean-Paul II on Jewish-Catholic relations and overseeing the disbanding of the Catholic Church’s monastic settlement in Auschwitz, Lustiger struggles to balance his identity as—how he terms it—“a fulfilled Jew.”

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