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  • YEAR 11 - FILM 9 / 
  • Canada / 
  • 2012 / 
  • Polish with English subtitles / 
  • 102 min
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"Magnetic! It's a film to be admired."
– Jonathan Romney, Screen Daily
"This is emphatically not a typical melodrama...and thank god for that!"
– Kevin Langson, The Edge San Francisco
"An understated, sensitive film!"
– David Lewis, San Francisco Chronicle

Synopsis

Adam is a Catholic priest who discovered his calling as a servant of God at the relatively late age of 21. He now lives in a village in rural Poland where he works with teenagers with behavioral problems who fight and yell abuse. He declines the advances of a young blonde named Ewa, saying he is already spoken for. However, celibacy is not the only reason for his rejection. Adam knows that he desires men and that his embrace of the priesthood has been a flight from his own sexuality. When he meets Lukasz, the strange and taciturn son of a simple rural family, Adam's self-imposed abstinence becomes a heavy burden.

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Customer Reviews


Paul Allaer - Customer Review
"In The Name Of..." (2013 release from Poland; 102 min.) brings the story of Father Adam, a Catholic priest who has been transferred from a parish in Warsaw to a parish in the country-side of Poland, literally in the middle of nowhere. There he heads a center of troubled teenage boys, who will be sent back into the (presumably much harder) state system if they don't behave. Adam struggles with loneliness, as he takes confession after confession, but he himself has nowhere to turn with his troubles, other than the occasional contact with his faraway sister who lives in Toronto. Adam fends off the advances of a young woman Ewa, telling her that yes he finds her attractive but "I'm already spoken for". Then Adam strikes a bond with one of the troubles teens, a boy named Lukasz. To tell you more of the plot would ruin your viewing experience, you'll just have to see for yourself how it all plays out. Several comments: this movie is a complex priesthood/troubled youth drama that addresses a lot of issues, none more so than the loneliness of Father Adam. At one point he is Skype-ing with his sister in Toronto when he is feeling desperate. He asks her "Do you have someone to hug? I need someone I can hug". The movie does a great job walking a thin line between true desperation and sheer overkill. The photography in the movie is outstanding, filming it in a sun-drenched way (sometimes reminding me of magic-realism). The acting is also superb, none more so that the Polish actor in the role of Father Adam. And any movie that finds a place for Band of Horses' "The Funeral" (in is pivotal moment of the movie, no less) gets extra brownie points. But wait! there is more! As is always the case, the DVD has a bonus shortie, and this month we get "Summer Vacation", a 22 min. shortie from Israel that is equally delightful, just watch! Bottom line, if you are in the mood for a quality foreign movie that is miles away from your standard Hollywood fare, you cannot go wrong with "In the Name Of...", and this is yet another worthy addition to the ever-growing and rich Film Movement library of foreign and indie movies. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!


Jeff in Seattle - Customer Review
Have you heard about the closeted gay Catholic priest? Well, you probably haven't seen this film. Sure, it sounds cliched, but this character study film is very well done! The priest, Adam, is a closeted gay running a center for boys from a local reformatory. Although married to his religion, he secretly loves the boys. He tries so hard to supress his feelings throughout the film.


Jeff in Seattle - Customer Review
Whoops! I forgot to assign a rating! Additional note: Beautiful cinematography and score! I love the haunting image of the forest. It looks like an interior of a cathedral. Awesome!

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