HE'S THE MAN a film by Catherine Hébert

HE'S THE MAN a film by Catherine Hébert

Documentary
89 minutes
Original language : French
Québec, Canada 2005
Production : Paul Lapointe (Productions Érézi)

Summer 2004. Simon Couillard, a priest with neither frock nor parish, is recruiting amateur actors for a play about the life of Jesus. From his home in East End Montreal’s working-class neighborhood, Hochelaga Maisonneuve, under the watchful eye of his budgie, he screens calls from aspiring players: “Agapaix comes from the Greek word for love – agape. We convey a universal message of love…” This theatrical adventure has been running 32 consecutive seasons. This year, Simon brings together an ex-junkie and a homemaker, young people and retirees, believers and atheists, to form the most improbable troupe east of Mount Royal: Agapaix. Every Sunday, this world-in-miniature rehearses at St. Gemma’s church. A place of worship then becomes a refuge where everything and anything is subject to re-evaluation: oneself, others, and why not, the very existence of God.

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HE'S THE MAN a film by Catherine Hébert