Monthly Archives: June 2015
Here is a great movie produced by a Catholic homeschoolong family in the US.
The story of the Vendee: In 1793, after enduring three and a half years of mounting persecution of the Church by the architects of the French Revolution, a small band of faithful peasants and nobles began a Catholic “counter-revolution”.
This is the largely unknown story of the valiant, six year struggle of the people of a small section of western France, to restore their Holy Religion and their King. Steeped in the influence of St. Louis de Montfort, and wearing their rosaries and emblems of the Sacred Heart, their numbers soon swelled into the tens of thousands. After enduring six years of war, and acts of state-sponsored genocide, the number of dead reached into the hundreds of thousands! Ultimately, their sacrifices resulted in countless martyrdoms, and eventually won the restoration of religious freedom for all of France.
This film is a love-letter to the Vendean people, and was produced to honor the memory of these brave men and women who willingly sacrificed their lives, “For God and King!”.
The War of the Vendee features stunning performances by an exuberant cast of over 250 young people, and will inspire audiences of all ages with its timeless themes of courage, faith, and love.
A Note to Parents About Content: Although this is a war story, the film is safe for practically all ages. There is no blood, but the battle sequences are energetic, with swords, gunshots, cannon fire, and explosions. The devil is depicted in a few scenes as a dark, hooded figure moving in and out of shadows, and there is some of what would be characterized as “mild menace” where a priest is chased by armed soldiers, and a peasant is confronted by the same – most of these elements are represented in the film’s trailer above. There isn’t a single instance of profanity, nor a whiff of vulgarity or innuendo anywhere in the film and although it has not been officially rated, I would give it a “G” Rating, but perhaps because of the battle scenes, the MPAA might give it a “PG”.