Black Robe

Director: Bruce Beresford Year: 1991 Run Time: 101min
Black Robe (Robe noir) (1991)

This powerful drama follows Father Laforgue (Bluteau), a 17th-century priest, who embarks on a dangerous journey into the unfamiliar terrain of New France. Sent by Samuel de Champlain (Brousseau) to a remote Catholic mission in a Huron village, the young Jesuit travels with a group of Algonquin guides deep into the wilderness, where his religious values are tested against the life-threatening elements of the woods and physical trials that await him.

Written by Irish-Canadian author Brian Moore, who adapted his own novel of the same name, this Genie Award–winning film features beautiful cinematography of the Canadian wilderness and a complex thematic dissection of culture shock.


Bruce Beresford


Brian Moore


Denis Héroux, Stéphane Reichel, Sue Milliken, Robert Lantos, Jake Ebert


Tantoo Cardinal (Cree/Métis), Lothaire Bluteau, Aden Young, Sandrine Holt, August Schellenberg


Action/Adventure, Drama


English, Dubbed in French


EN Subtitles, FR Subtitles

Closed Captioning:

Dubbed in French


Black Robe was filmed and set in Quebec.

Ratings by Province:

M Alberta
NR British Columbia
14A Manitoba
14A New Brunswick
14A Newfoundland and Labrador
14A Nova Scotia
M Northwest Territories
M Nunavut
14A Ontario
14A Prince Edward Island
13+ Québec
NR Saskatchewan
NR Yukon