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Alan and Pat live and work in Bordeaux. Alan is a pastor and Pat was a nurse. Now we work with UFM worldwide. Read on! (If you'd like to know what took us to Bordeaux, then start with the archives from September 2004)

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

"Risen"

What a pair of gadabouts! This morning found us at the CGR Cinéma Français near Place Gambetta to see "Risen", or as we saw it, "La Resurrection du Christ".

What are my thoughts?

Well it's pretty well done. Joseph Alberic Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes carries the main role well and makes Clavius the tribune seem quite credible as a character. The Christ figure is very cuddly, people want to crowd around him and hug him. There's an awful lot of hugging in the film, but hey.

There is a little of the old opposition of head and heart thing.
"You gotta feel it in yer heart", says the Magdalene.

I'd feel OK taking certain folk to see it. Others, no. It would depend.

I suppose the thing that struck me most is no angels. I am not sure that western people are very comfortable with the unseen world at the moment, so angels didn't figure.

The other thing that struck me was the ascension. No cloud. Instead we had a nuclear explosion.

That's us, I guess.

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