Calvary

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Mon 26 May 2014, 7:30pm

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Submitted by Michael Gray on

Calvary! Not sure I'd want to see it again anytime soon - certainly no comedy, noir or otherwise. But thought provoking nevertheless. Most immediately about an innocent (more or less) good priest dieing (being killed execution style) in atonement for the sins of a previous abusive priest. And at the end the 'congregation of sinners', all or mostly communicants at the priest's church, certainly his parishioners, just carry on sinning as before. His advice and admonishments have had precisely zero effect - he died for nothing. And perhaps there's another higher layer of interpretation - Christ, an innocent 'man', died for our sins - and it hasn't made any difference. Oh dear - a dark film indeed, and perhaps an indictment of Christianity in general!?