Inspired by true events, CORPUS CHRISTI is the story of a 20-year-old Daniel who experiences a spiritual transformation while living in a Youth Detention Center. He wants to become a priest but this is impossible because of his criminal record. When he is sent to work at a carpenter’s workshop in a small town, on arrival he dresses up as a priest and accidentally takes over the local parish. The arrival of the young, charismatic preacher is an opportunity for the local community to begin the healing process after a tragedy that happened there.
Jan Komasa about his film:
It reminded me of THE SON by the Dardenne brothers, another story of someone who did something terrible at a very young age; something that stigmatizes him for the rest of his life. For the main character, spiritual guidance is the only pure thing left in his life. I see his actions as a desperate attempt to tell the world what he would do if he were given a second chance.
The film is produced by Polish Aurum Film (THE LAST FAMILY, CARTE BLANCHE), in co-production with CANAL + POLSKA, WFS Walter Film Studio, Podkarpackie Film Commission and French Les Contes Modernes. It is supported by the POLISH FILM INSTITUTE and the CNC.
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