LaForgue = Jean de Brebeuf
Father LaForgue's life and events in "Black Robe" directly parallel the real events of the martyred Jean de Brebeuf, a French Jesuit missionary. Even the start and death dates are pretty much the same.
Yet this parallel is not acknowledged anywhere online other than in college papers. Why?
Is this a Brian Moore (author) issue or issue with the liberties the film takes with some of its other portrayals?
As hard as this film found it to get backing, even after "Dances With Wolves," that was the one window it would have. Nobody would back such a lift of de Brebeuf's life, particularly with the way it depicts the Iroquois.
It's not a bad film, it just plays too fast and loose with history for me.