To Kill a Priest

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To Kill a Priest
To kill a priest.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Agnieszka Holland
Written by Agnieszka Holland (screenplay)
Michael Cooper (English adaptation)
Jean-Yves Pitoun
Starring Christopher Lambert
Music by Georges Delerue
Cinematography Adam Holender
Edited by Hervé de Luze
Distributed by Columbia Pictures
Release date
October 13, 1989
Running time
117 minutes
Country France
Language English

To Kill a Priest is a 1988 drama film directed by Agnieszka Holland. The film tells a story based on the murder, under the Polish communist regime, of priest Jerzy Popiełuszko.[1] It stars Christopher Lambert as a fictionalized version of Popiełuszko and Ed Harris as the secret police captain set to assassinate him.[2]



  1. ^ To Kill a priest review, Entertainment Weekly, April 6 1990
  2. ^ To Kill a Priest at AllMovie


The CD soundtrack composed and conducted by Georges Delerue is available on Music Box Records label (website). The main theme, "Crimes of Cain", was written and performed by Joan Baez.

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