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"Priest" (also known as "Priester, Der", "Prete, Il") is a Drama film directed by Antonia Bird, released in the USA on March 24 of 1995 . Linus Roache and Tom Wilkinson are starring, alongside Robert Carlyle, Cathy Tyson, Lesley Sharp and Robert Pugh.

One man is about to challenge two thousand years of tradition.

Who is the director of "Priest":

Priest was directed by Antonia Bird, an English director, and producer.

After directing Priest, Antonia Bird directed Mad Love, released in 1995, Face (1997), Ravenous (1999).

When was "Priest" released:

Priest was first released in the United States on Friday, March 24, 1995. Other films released on Friday, March 24, 1995 are Funny Bones (dir. Peter Chelsom), Dolores Claiborne (dir. Taylor Hackford), New Jersey Drive (dir. Nick Gomez), and Tall Tale. This was twenty-four (24) years ago.

It has been released on Friday, March 17, 1995 in the United Kingdom; Monday, September 12, 1994 in Canada; Wednesday, April 12, 1995 in France; Thursday, May 25, 1995 in Germany; Wednesday, September 27, 1995 in Spain and on Saturday, June 15, 1996 in Japan.

What is the cast of "Priest":

At the casting of Priest we find Linus Roache, previously seen in Link (1986) and No Surrender (1985); Tom Wilkinson (A Business Affair (1994), In the Name of the Father (1993)); Robert Carlyle (Being Human (1993), Riff-Raff (1990)) [ more... ]

  • Tom Wilkinson, Robert Carlyle, Lesley Sharp and Paul Barber also appeared in The Full Monty, released in 1997.
  • Christine Tremarco and Robert Carlyle also appeared in Face, released in 1997.
  • James Ellis and Jimmy Gallagher also appeared together in Resurrection Man, released in 1998.

What is the Storyline of "Priest":

Father Greg Pilkington, newly assigned to St. Mary's parish in inner-city Liverpool, is startled to discover Father Matthew Thomas is engaged in a sexual relationship with rectory housekeeper Maria Kerrigan. Moreover, Father Thomas is a left-wing radical and an outspoken proponent of Liberation Theology, leading his to constant clashes and bickering with the Bishop?who nevertheless appreciates his abilities.

While the young protagonist's personal traditional conservatism and religious beliefs are [...]

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