Black Robe


1h 40m 1991

Brief Synopsis

A young priest journeys to 17th century Quebec to take over a mission.

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Film Details

Also Known As
Robe Noire
MPAA Rating
Genre
Drama
Adventure
Historical
Release Date
1991
Production Company
Alliance Entertainment; Atlab-Gold Coast, Australia; Bellevue Pathe Quebec Inc; Elite Casting; Film Finances, Inc.; Opticals & Graphics; Panavision, Ltd.; Rogers Telefund; Screen Australia; Soundfirm; Spectrum Films; TTlTfilm Canada
Distribution Company
ALLIANCE RELEASING/SAMUEL GOLDWYN FILMS; Alliance Releasing; Alliance Releasing; Concorde Filmverleih Gmbh; Hoyts Distribution; MGM Home Entertainment; PathT International; Pathe Image; Samuel Goldwyn Films
Location
Lac St. Jean, Saguenay, Quebec, Canada; Rouen, France

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 40m

Synopsis

Set during the 17th century, a French Jesuit missionary travels to a remote mission outpost in Northern Quebec.

Cast

Lothaire Bluteau

Father Laforgue

Aden Young

Daniel

Sandrine Holt

Annuka

August Schellenberg

Chomina

Tantoo Cardinal

Chomina'S Wife

Billy Two Rivers

Ougebmat

Lawrence Bayne

Neehatin

Harrison Liu

Awondoie

Wesley Cote

Oujita

Frank Wilson

Father Jerome

Francois Tasse

Father Bourque

Jean Brousseau

Champlain

Yvan Labelle

Mestigoit

Raoul Trujillo

Kiotseaton

James Bobbish

Ondesson

Denis Lacroix

Taratande

Gilles Plante

Older Workman

Gordon Tootoosis

Old Aenons

Marthe Tungeon

Laforgue'S Mother

Claude Prefontaine

Old Priest

Deano Clavet

Mercier

Paul Stewart

Workman

Jean-raymond Chales

Workman

Jean-jacques Blanchet

Workman

Marco Bacon

Montagnais

Patrick Tenasco

Montagnais

George Pachanos

Iroquois Leader

Minor Mustain

1st Iroquois

Don Brisebois

Iroquois Gurd

Jean-baptiste Raphael

Iroquois Elder

Guy Provencher

Old Iroquois Member

Joe Delaronde

Tall Painted Iroquois

Linlyn Lue

She Manitou

Bonfield Marcoux

Domergue

Wanda Obomsawin

Pregnant Woman

Jean-pierre Perusse

Tallevant

Gerard Soler

Masse

Allison Reid

Iroquois Torture Woman

Brenda Adams

Iroquois Torture Woman

Denis Plante

Musician

Daniel Thonon

Musician

Cordelia Beresford

Mile La Fontaine

Annie Bearskin

Algonquin Tribe Member

Joseph Campean

Algonquin Tribe Member

Mirya Obomsawin

Algonquin Tribe Member

Rodrigue Boivin

Algonquin Tribe Member

Valerie Decontie

Algonquin Tribe Member

Roger Wylde

Algonquin Tribe Member

Helen Atkinson

Algonquin Tribe Member

Jonathon Blacksmith

Algonquin Tribe Member

Doreen Stevens

Algonquin Tribe Member

Eric Johnston

Zoe Hopkins

Algonquin Tribe Member

Irvin Hill

Algonquin Tribe Member

Waylon Hare

Algonquin Tribe Member

Walter Jacobs

Algonquin Tribe Member

John Tenasco

Algonquin Tribe Member

Earl Danyluk

Algonquin Tribe Member

Arnold Eyah-saulteux

Algonquin Tribe Member

Crew

Tim Adlide

Rostrum Camera

Jean-yves Ahern

Other

Annabell Alvarez

Assistant Accountant

Renee April

Costume Designer

Martin Armiger

Music Coordinator

Joe C W Armstrong

Cartographic Consultant

Jean Marie Guy Atelieu

Other

Helen Atkinson

Cree Translator

Henry Aubertin

Dresser

Nicholas Barker

Location Scout

Alison Barrett

Australian Casting

Danny Batterham

Camera Operator

Claude Beauchamp

2nd Assistant Camera

Belinda Bennetts

Opening Titles Designer

Sylvain Bergevin

Other

Olivier Beriot

Dresser (French Unit)

Christiane Berroya

Makeup (French Unit)

Michel "mikey" Bertrand

Bestboy Grip

Blanche Boileau

Wardrobe Coordinator

Rejean Bouchard

Cast Driver

Andre Brochu

Head Carpenter

Rejean Brochu

Construction Coordinator

Serge Bureau

Props Master

Arthur Cambridge

Grading

Cherri Campbell

Assistant (To Robert Lantos)

Joe Campeau

Traditional Native Song Provider (Intertribal Round Dance)

Morgan Carpenter

Generator Operator

Rene Carre

3rd Assistant Director

Stephanie Chagnon

Dresser

Jean Chasse

Set Dresser

Michel Chauvin

Unit Manager

Jeannine Chialvo

Dialogue Editor

Julian Chojnacki

Steadicam Operator

Isoland Claveau

Other

Sylvie Clement

Dresser

Yanis Combe-ferrier

Production Manager (French Unit)

Owen Coughlan

Office Driver (Montreal)

Merriane Couture

Other

Roger Cowland

Other

Louis Craig

Special Effects Coordinator

Thierry Craig

Special Effects Technician

Alberta Cree

Traditional Native Song Provider (Intertribal Round Dance)

Rod Crombie

Steadicam Operator

James D'arcy

Music Engineer Assistant

Francois Dagenais

Key Special Effects Makeup Artist

Earl Danyluk

Extras Captain

Louis Davey

Other

Marie-luce David

Other

Mario Davignon

Head Dresser

Doreen Davis

Production Accountant

Buck Deachman

3rd Assistant Director

Jean-maurice Deernsted

Key Grip

Stephane Deernsted

Grip

Georges Delerue

Music

Edmond Delorimier

Wardrobe Driver

Jim Disensi

Transportation Coordinator

Jean-yves Dolbec

Assistant Unit Manager

Lorne Dosogne

Cast Driver

Carole Dubuc

2nd Assistant Director

Claudette Duff

2nd Assistant Picture Editor

Mario Dumont

Special Effects Technician

Jake Eberts

Executive Producer

Richard Eyre

Other

Sandrine Fayos

Continuity (French Unit)

Guy Ferland

Swing

Stephanie Flack

Assistant Sound Editor

Andre Fleuren

Camera 2nd Unit (2nd Unit)

Rejéan Forget

Key Hairdresser

Gilles Fortier

Bestboy Electric

Jacques Fortier

Other

Claude Fortin

Production Assistant

John Frederics

Art Department Swing Gang

Serge Gagne

Carpenter

Suzanne Gagnier

Other

Bernard Gagnon

Carpenter

Normand Gagnon

Carpenter

Romain Gagnon

Production Assistant

Pedro B. Gandol

1st Assistant Director

Eric Gendron

Production Assistant

Linda Gill

Head Makeup Artist

Jay Grant

Caterer

John Grundy

Musical Director (The Sydney Philharmonia)

David Grusovin

Assistant Sound Editor

Denis Hamel

Set Props

Phillip Hartl

Other

John M Hay

Costume Designer

Denis Heroux

Executive Producer

Alan Hooper

Canoe Instructor

Dora Hopkins

Other

Julie Houle

Assistant Makeup Artist

Anna Howard

1st Assistant Camera

Ginette Hoyse

Assistant Craft

Peter James

Director Of Photography

Jamie Jones

Stunt Player

Phil Judd

Rerecording Mixer

Desmond Kennedy

Assistant Accountant

Martha-marie Kleinhaus

Production Coordinator

Pierre L'heureux

Construction Buyer

Josee Lachance

Assistant (To Bruce Beresford)

Helene Lafrance

Art Department Coordinator

Marie Lahaye

Continuity

Marc Lambert

Other

Susan Lane

Assistant (To Sue Milliken)

Robert Lantos

Producer

Philippe Lapicque

Key Grip (French Unit)

Pierre Lapointe

Production Assistant

Etienne Lapointe-proulx

Assistant Set Props

Marc Larose

Production Assistant

Claude Lebeau

Special Effects Technician

David Leblanc

Cast Driver

Penny Lee

Set Makeup Artist

Frederic Lemaire

Gaffer (French Unit)

Jean Lepine

Camera 2nd Unit (2nd Unit)

Chistian Lescop

Carpenter

Laurent Leymonie

1st Assistant Camera (French Unit)

Doreen Libman

Assistant Coordinator

Ian Macarthur

Caterer

Pat Mackle

1st Assistant Picture Editor

Remy Maltais

Other

Gerardo Manzi

Other

Karen Marginson

Unit Publicist

Simonetta Mariano

Costumer

Simonette Mariano

Other

Fran Marks

Seamstress

Richard Marsan

Hair

Richard Marsan

Hair & Makeup Trailer Attendant

Benoit Martel

Assistant Hairdresser

Pascal Marzolf

Boom Operator (French Unit)

Alain Masse

Grip

David Mckeown

Stunt Player

Paul Menier

Carpenter

Susan Midgley

Assistant Sound Editor

Sue Milliken

Producer

Gavin Mitchell

Art Director

Brian Moore

Executive Producer

Brian Moore

Source Material (Novel: Black Robe)

Brian Moore Wrt)

Source Material (From Novel)

Brian Moore Wrt)

Screenwriter

Jean Morin

Assistant Set Dresser

Frank Morrone

Adr Recordist Toronto

Jill Morton

Assistant Craft

Anna Maria Muccilli

Other

Jany Munoz

Unit Manager (French Unit)

Susan Murdoch

Production Manager

Minor Mustain

Stunt Coordinator

David Nichols

Dolly Grip

Donna Noonan

Other

Eric Norlen

Associate Producer

Rejean Obomsawin

Other

Philippa Orsborn

Financial Consultant

Paula Paizes

Legal Advisor (Samson Productions)

Yves Paquette

Generator Operator

Richard Parker

Raven Trainer

Ian Parkinson

Driver Captain

Francoise Pauzia

Set Dresser (French Unit)

Darren Perks

Prosthetics Builder

Herbert Pinter

Production Designer

Gilles Plante

Early Music Adviser ("Doen Daphne D'Over Schoone Maeght" By Jacob Van Eyck)

John Platt

1st Assistant Camera

Frank Polyak

Assistant Camera 2nd Unit (2nd Unit)

Dan Poole

Transportation Coordinator

Don Poole

Transportation Coordinator

Enrica Pouzi

Seamstress

John Prevost

Cast Driver

Réal Proulx

Set Decorator

Marc Provencher

Dresser

Karen Psaltis

Other

Reet Puhm

Scenic Artist

Stephane Reichel

Producer

Anne Remillard

Other

Jean-clement Renaud

Craft Service Coordinator

Ron Riordan

Cast Driver

Pierre Rivard

Key Special Effects Technician

Penn Robinson

Supervising Sound Editor

Nicki Roller

Foley Recordist

Micheline Rouillard

Costume Builder

Jacqueline Rousseau

Dresser

Jacqueline Rousseau

Costume Builder

Henri Roux

Sound Recordist (French Unit)

Ian Russell

Laboratory Liaison

Paul Rutledge

Stunt Player

Marcel Savoie

Canoe Wrangler

Takashi Seida

Still Photographer

Alex Skead

Traditional Native Song Provider (Ojbway Traveling Song)

Mykill Skorr

Hair Stylist

Joel St-gelais

Office Driver (La Baie)

Michael Stavrou

Music Engineer

Martin Sutton

Hair Stylist

Francois Sylvestre

Location Manager

Francois Taupin

Other

Andre Tisseur

Grip

Colin Tomlins

Other

Brett Tracey

Camera & Editing Trainee

Diane Tremblay

Other

Martin Tremblay

Office Assistant (La Baie)

Ron Turgeon

Assistant Hairdresser

Bill Two Rivers

Mohawk Translator

David Ungaro

2nd Assistant Camera (French Unit)

Mathieu Ungaro

Grip (French Unit)

Jose Uria

Production Assistant

Film Details

Also Known As
Robe Noire
MPAA Rating
Genre
Drama
Adventure
Historical
Release Date
1991
Production Company
Alliance Entertainment; Atlab-Gold Coast, Australia; Bellevue Pathe Quebec Inc; Elite Casting; Film Finances, Inc.; Opticals & Graphics; Panavision, Ltd.; Rogers Telefund; Screen Australia; Soundfirm; Spectrum Films; TTlTfilm Canada
Distribution Company
ALLIANCE RELEASING/SAMUEL GOLDWYN FILMS; Alliance Releasing; Alliance Releasing; Concorde Filmverleih Gmbh; Hoyts Distribution; MGM Home Entertainment; PathT International; Pathe Image; Samuel Goldwyn Films
Location
Lac St. Jean, Saguenay, Quebec, Canada; Rouen, France

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 40m

Articles

Black Robe


Set during the 17th century, a French Jesuit missionary travels to a remote mission outpost in Northern Quebec.

Producer: Robert Lantos, Sue Milliken, Stéphane Reichel
Director: Bruce Beresford
Screenplay: Brian Moore (screenplay); Brian Moore (novel)
Cinematography: Peter James
Art Direction: Gavin Mitchell
Music: Georges Delerue
Film Editing: Tim Wellburn
Cast: Lothaire Bluteau (Laforgue), Aden Young (Daniel), Sandrine Holt (Annuka), August Schellenberg (Chomina), Tantoo Cardinal (Chomina's Wife), Billy Two Rivers (Ougebmat), Lawrence Bayne (Neehatin), Harrison Liu (Awondoie), Wesley Côté (Oujita), Frank Wilson (Father Jerome).
C-101m. Closed Captioning. Descriptive Video.
Black Robe

Black Robe

Set during the 17th century, a French Jesuit missionary travels to a remote mission outpost in Northern Quebec. Producer: Robert Lantos, Sue Milliken, Stéphane Reichel Director: Bruce Beresford Screenplay: Brian Moore (screenplay); Brian Moore (novel) Cinematography: Peter James Art Direction: Gavin Mitchell Music: Georges Delerue Film Editing: Tim Wellburn Cast: Lothaire Bluteau (Laforgue), Aden Young (Daniel), Sandrine Holt (Annuka), August Schellenberg (Chomina), Tantoo Cardinal (Chomina's Wife), Billy Two Rivers (Ougebmat), Lawrence Bayne (Neehatin), Harrison Liu (Awondoie), Wesley Côté (Oujita), Frank Wilson (Father Jerome). C-101m. Closed Captioning. Descriptive Video.

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Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Fall October 30, 1991

Released in United States November 6, 1991

Expanded Release in United States November 15, 1991

Wide Release in United States November 22, 1991

Released in United States on Video April 9, 1992

Released in United States on Video July 10, 2001

Released in United States May 1991

Released in United States September 1991

Released in United States October 1991

Shown at Cannes Film Festival (market) May 9-20, 1991.

Shown at Toronto Festival of Festivals (opening night) September 5-14, 1991.

Shown at Vancouver International Film Festival October 4-20, 1991.

Received 1991 Canadian Genie awards for best picture, director, supporting actor, adapted screenplay, cinematography and art direction.

Completed shooting November 30, 1990.

Began shooting September 17, 1990.

Expanded release in Canada October 11, 1991.

Wide release in Canada October 25, 1991.

Released in United States November 6, 1991 (Los Angeles)

Expanded Release in United States November 15, 1991

Wide Release in United States November 22, 1991

Released in United States on Video April 9, 1992

Released in United States on Video July 10, 2001

Released in United States May 1991 (Shown at Cannes Film Festival (market) May 9-20, 1991.)

Released in United States September 1991 (Shown at Toronto Festival of Festivals (opening night) September 5-14, 1991.)

Released in United States October 1991 (Shown at Vancouver International Film Festival October 4-20, 1991.)

Released in United States Fall October 30, 1991