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Gospel According to Vic

Innocuous, almost invisible Scottish comedy about a nonbelieving teacher at a Glasgow parochial school (Tom Conti) who becomes the object of cultish veneration, as a kind of “miracle man,” after surviving a 40-foot fall without injury. Director Charles Gormley is a former Bill Forsyth associate, though the film has little of the familiar Forsyth charm; its dun personality, more British gray than Scottish fey, is likely the gift of producer Michael Relph, long a purveyor of quality British stodginess (Khartoum, Victim, etc). The Catholic “miracle” theme seems better suited to Belfast or Dublin than the land of the presbyters, though it does give the project an odd ecumenical flavor: it's a film about Scotsmen behaving like the Irish and styled in the sober manner of British nonconformity. Strange bedfellows indeed from the land of Thatcher. With Helen Mirren, David Hayman, and Brian Pettifer.


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