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The Jesus Film (1979)
"Jesus" (original title)

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Jesus of Nazareth,the son of God raised by a Jewish carpenter. Based on the gospel of Luke in the New Testament,here is the life of Jesus from the miraculous virgin birth to the calling of ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Brian Deacon ...
Rivka Neuman ...
Alexander Scourby ...
Luke (voice)
Niko Nitai ...
Joseph Shiloach ...
Ori Levy ...
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Moti Baharav ...
Ya'ackov Ben-Sira ...
Ze'ev Berlinski ...
Blind Begger
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Shoshana Duer ...
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Jesus of Nazareth,the son of God raised by a Jewish carpenter. Based on the gospel of Luke in the New Testament,here is the life of Jesus from the miraculous virgin birth to the calling of his disciples, public miracles and ministry, ending with his death by crucifixion at the hands of the Roman empire and resurrection on the third day. Written by Anonymous

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Brian Deacon has said that this was the most disappointing film he's ever been a part of. The entire book of Luke was filmed and Deacon was told that the final product would be seen as a 4 hour epic but producer John Heyman wanted the entire book of Luke to be viewed as a Sunday school tool instead being released on film. A shorter condensed 2 hour version was released as the "Jesus Film" and a few scenes had to be re shot for the theatrical release which explains the continuity in the film version and in the New Media Bible version. See more »

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After laying the body in the tomb, the actor under the burial shroud can clearly be seen breathing. See more »

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Jesus: Forgive them father, for they don't know what they do.
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Version of King of Kings (1961) See more »

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Concerto brandeburghese No. 1, BWV 1046 : 2° movimento
Johann Sebastian Bach
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Great film, good for everyone
14 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A somewhat expurgated version of the gospel of Luke, Brian deacons version of Jesus is appealing, if somewhat un-animated. I have a great love for this film ( mainly due to the fact that it was the first film about Jesus I can remember seeing from my childhood.) Not as epic as Zeffirelli's film, nor as graphic as Gibson's, a faithful representation with only a few omissions ( I'm sure either due to budget or time constraints). the acting is at times somewhat melodramatic, but that is part of the charm of this film. the cinematography is not ground breaking but certainly serves its purpose and doesn't overshadow the story, and really thats one of the best things about this film, nothing in it overshadows the story as a whole.


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