Priest ("Il Prete")

$4m

DBO
15 1994 98 minutes

Synopsis

Upon arriving at his new Liverpool parish, Father Greg is shocked to learn that his elder colleague ignores celibacy and sleeps with his housekeeper. Greg chooses to satisfy his earthly desires in a more secretive way - picking up guys at the local gay pub. Tortured with his own moral dilemma, he is hit with another, when a young girl confesses that she is being sexually abused by her father. The priest is soon torn between the laws of the church and his need to choose one life over another.

Credits

Awards

1994 Toronto International Film Festival

Winner

  • People's Choice Award

1995 Berlin International Film Festival

Winner

  • Teddy

Featured Clips

Priest - Are you a Catholic?

Priest - Are you a Catholic?

Father Greg goes out for the night and ends up in bed with another man.

Priest - I'm Gonna Tell Someone

Priest - I'm Gonna Tell Someone

Father Pilkington struggles with the covenants of confession. In this scene: Linus Roache (Father Greg Pilkington), Christine Tremarco (Lisa Unsworth), Robert Pugh (Mr. Unsworth), Lesley Sharp (Mrs. Unsworth)

Priest - Incest is evil

Priest - Incest is evil

Lisa's father comes to confession to try and convince the priest that he has done nothing wrong.

Priest - It's got to stop

Priest - It's got to stop

When the kids all go to confession, Lisa stays behind to tell Father Greg a terrible secret.

Priest - Moral Guidance

Priest - Moral Guidance

Father Matthew offers some advice to the new Priest in the parish, but the new Priest has some advice for him as well. In this scene: Linus Roache (Father Greg Pilkington), Tom Wilkinson (Father Matthew Thomas), Cathy Tyson (Maria Kerrigan)

Priest - Great Balls of Fire

Priest - Great Balls of Fire

After a man is rushed to the hospital and dies, Father Greg comforts the family and attends a rather rowdy funeral party.

Priest - You Little Devil

Priest - You Little Devil

Father Greg reconnects and acknowledges his feelings for Graham but may not be quite ready for what comes next. In this scene: Linus Roache (Father Greg Pilkington), Robert Carlyle (Graham), Michael Ananins (Charge Sergeant)

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Starring: Linus Roache, Robert Carlyle

Father Greg goes out for the night and ends up in bed with another man.