When Jesus is taken off the cross at Golgotha, THOMAS arrives there. Like most of the other disciples, he had worriedly taken refuge with friends in Jerusalem after Jesus's arrest. After ... See full summary »
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PILATE and the Roman legate VETURIUS look on worriedly as JESUS is celebrated as the new messiah in Jerusalem, fearing an uprising. Veturius decides to have Jesus arrested as soon as a ... See full summary »
Enrico Lo Verso,
Judas meets Jesus and at first doesn't know what to make of him or whether or not to trust him. A cynical city boy, Judas makes fun of the country bumpkin disciples who follow Jesus but ... See full summary »
Charles Robert Carner
In the land of Canaan lives Isaac, son of Abraham, with his clever, strong-willed wife Rebekah and his twin sons Esau and Jacob. The first-born, Esau, is a strong and fearless hunter with a... See full summary »
Lara Flynn Boyle,
Ten years before her death, Joan hears voices. Six years later, from the village of Domremy, she begins her mission to unite France under King Charles. First she leads a defense of ... See full summary »
When the marriage between AMOS and MARY MAGDALENE turns out to be childless, he casts her out and gets a divorce. Mary has to leave Magdala. She befriends SILVANO, a Roman prefect, who ... See full summary »
Maria Grazia Cucinotta,
Giuliana de Sio
A Victorian surgeon rescues a heavily disfigured man who is mistreated while scraping a living as a side-show freak. Behind his monstrous facade, there is revealed a person of intelligence and sensitivity.
Jesus dreams of a medieval battle in the name of Jesus Christ and of a dying world war soldier who, in desperation, calls out the name: Jesus. Jesus awakes, distraught. What is the meaning of this nightmare? Why are these strangers using his name? Jesus is a simple carpenter, like his father Joseph. Both are presently looking for work, but they've been wandering for days from town to town without finding any. Times are difficult in Galilee. Roman taxes are stifling the country. The hated Jewish tax collectors, viewed by the people as traitors, rob people of their last means of subsistence. Revolts and bands of revolutionary thieves are spreading uncertainty throughout the land. Herod Antipas, the Jewish king, is merely a weak shadow of his feared father Herod the Great. The real power lies in the hands of Caiphas, the high priest. To strengthen his position, he plays the Jewish interests against the Roman interests with religious fervor. His most dangerous opponent is the new Roman ... Written by
During Crucifixion a close up of a nail is shown on the wrist area being hammered in. Later on when Jesus appears to his disciples and tells Thomas to touch his nail wound, the wound is in his palm. See more »
I am amazed to see how many "life changing" reviews there were on this movie. Don't get me wrong, I think that is a wonderful thing regardless of my opinion of the movie. That is what makes the world a wonderful place - our uniqueness... Having said that, I would like to offer what appears to be my unique opinion of this movie.
I was actually very disappointed in the results. I felt as though Jesus was portrayed as a weak and doubting figure. The best word I can come up with in how He was portrayed was "flippant". Even his disciples appeared unsure of Him at times. While I appreciated the effort to portray Jesus as a smiling and loving man, I think it was overdone. It was so much the focus of His character that I believe his strength was lost. Certainly the Son of God would have had more conviction in his actions and words than what was portrayed.
When I think back on the movie, all I can remember is Jesus twirling around laughing. I don't remember them spending any amount of significant time on His teachings. This is another area in which I feel a movie such as "Jesus of Nazareth" really excelled and this one fell short. They also seemed to take some liberties where scripture is concerned and added a few "twists". Nothing personal, but I would rather stick to God's version, not man's. It is, after all, His book...
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