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The Jewish Cardinal

France | 2012 | 90 minutes | Ilan Duran Cohen

The amazing true story of Jean-Marie Lustiger who maintained his cultural identity as a Jew even after joining the priesthood. October 27.


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The son of Polish-Jewish immigrants, Lustiger quickly rises 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.

Director: Ilan Duran Cohen
Principal Cast: Aurélien Recoing, Laurent Lucas, Audrey Dana, Pascal Greggory
Country: France
Year: 2012
Running Time: 90 minutes
Language: French
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