To Kill a Priest is a 1988 drama film directed by Agnieszka Holland. The film tells a story based on the murder, under the Polish communist regime, of priest Jerzy Popiełuszko. It stars Christopher Lambert as a fictionalized version of Popiełuszko and Ed Harris as the secret police captain set to assassinate him.
|To Kill a Priest|
|Directed by||Agnieszka Holland|
|Written by||Agnieszka Holland (screenplay)|
Michael Cooper (English adaptation)
|Edited by||Hervé de Luze|
|Music by||Georges Delerue|
|Distributed by||AMLF (France)|
Columbia Pictures (International)
|September 7, 1988 (France)|
October 13, 1989 (USA)
- Christopher Lambert as Father Alek
- Ed Harris as Stefan
- Joss Ackland as Colonel
- Tim Roth as Feliks
- Timothy Spall as Igor
- Pete Postlethwaite as Josef
- Cherie Lunghi as Halina
- Joanne Whalley as Anna
- David Suchet as Bishop
- Jerome Flynn
- Vincent Grass
The CD soundtrack composed and conducted by Georges Delerue is available on Music Box Records label (website). The main theme, "Crimes of Cain", was written and performed by Joan Baez.
To Kill a Priest has an approval rating of 67% on review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, based on 6 reviews, and an average rating of 5.8/10.
- ^ "To Kill a Priest (1988)". UniFrance. Retrieved 26 November 2021.
- ^ To Kill a priest review, Entertainment Weekly, April 6, 1990
- ^ To Kill a Priest at AllMovie
- ^ https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/to_kill_a_priest