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A movie about the life, work and death of Jesus as we know it from the Bible.



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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 Anonymous

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Release Date:

14 May 2000 (USA)  »

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Jésus  »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

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(2 parts) | (commercial free on TBN)

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Jeremy Sisto is actually a practicing Buddhist. See more »


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 »


Jesus: What's the matter Andrew? You don't dance?
Andrew: I'll dance... When Israel is free and people are honest!
Jesus: It'll be a very slow dance!
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Crazy Credits

In Memory of Enrico Sabatini See more »


Follows Jeremiah (1998) See more »


I Need You
Written by Ty Lacy & Dennis Matkosky
Produced for Le Ann Rimes by the Acrynon Production Group
Le Ann Rimes appears courtesy of Curb Records
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The Jesus I know, who laughs and sees the big picture
23 April 2000 | by (Amsterdam) – See all my reviews

This is the best version of a Jesus film I have ever seen. Realistic, made so by the human emotions and the diverse personal viewpoints casually merged with the storyline. It seems everyone gets to see it from their perspective without the story of Jesus losing the focal point..Jesus.. Jesus is portrayed as I have come to see Him. Truly the Son of God while having lived as a human being. Laughed, joking, crying, in pain, alone and truly human while still doing the will of the Father and triumphing gloriously. I couldn't stop crying throughout, it was as if I was there. "Jesus" is brought without giving offense to Christians and non-christians alike. Brilliantly played by Jeremy Sisto, giving Jesus the human side so sadly lacking because of the mostly "holy" attitude forced upon Jesus in earlier films. A special mention for Jeroen Krabbé who excellently portrayed the devil in a way that follows the description the Bible brings, far from weak but wily, devious, power hungry, scared and very much aware of his position in the grand scheme of things and of his ultimate defeat. The filmography, lighting and scenery were done exceptionally and add to the experience. Heartily recommended.

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