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

G  |   |  Biography, Drama, Family  |  19 October 1979 (USA)
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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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Mosko Alkalai ...
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Moti Baharav ...
Ya'ackov Ben-Sira ...
Ze'ev Berlinski ...
Blind Begger
Eli Cohen ...
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Dina Doron ...
Shoshana Duer ...
Hunchback Woman in the Temple
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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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The man you thought you knew


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To cash in on the popular Israeli film "Lemon Posicle" director Peter Sykes suggested that Yftach Katzur be given a part in the film. He plays the uncredited role of the epileptic boy. Unfortunately for the Jesus film, it was not a success in Israel, despite Israeli heartthrob Katzur from "Lemon Popsicle" being in the film. See more »

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During the prologue, a motor vehicle of some kind can be seen moving (for a fraction of a second) in the extreme background. See more »

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Jesus: Forgive them father, for they don't know what they do.
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Version of The King of Kings (1927) See more »

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Concerto brandeburghese No. 1, BWV 1046 : 2° movimento
Johann Sebastian Bach
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Lifeless, but accurate
20 March 2003 | by (San Rafael, California) – See all my reviews

I had heard that this film was being used as a missionary tool throughout the world, and was therefore one of the most watched films in history. While it does present a Biblically accurate account, it does so with very poor and lifeless acting and production values. Jesus was the most important person ever to walk the earth. He deserves better than this... It's time for an updated version.


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