The Old Testament story of Abraham and the trials he endures. Commanded by God to lead his family to the promised land of Canaan with the promise that if he does so, his descendants will ... See full summary »
David, now an old man, is still king of Israel. Among his sons, the ambitious Adonijah and the clever Solomon. The two young men are fierce rivals, since both are prospective heirs to the ... See full summary »
Biblical epic from the book of Acts and Paul's epistles covering the conversion of Saul of Tarsus and his ministry to the Gentiles now known as Paul. Pursued by fellow Jew, Reuben, who ... See full summary »
The tribes of Israel need to defeat the superior might of the Philistines: "Now appoint a king to lead us, such as all the other nations have." (I Samuel, 8:5). And so the prophet Samuel ... See full summary »
A retelling of the bible story. Pharaoh Ramses decrees the death of all Hebrew children, but Moses, placed in a basket in the Nile by his mother, is taken by a royal princess and raised as ... See full summary »
The people of Jerusalem are suffering under the reign of HEROD, and are hoping to be delivered from the Roman occupiers by the Messiah # whose arrival, it is rumored, is to take place very ... See full summary »
The young Jeremiah grows up in a priest's family in the village of Anathoth, near Jerusalem. God appears to Jeremiah in different human guises on several occasions, and makes it clear to ... See full summary »
Klaus Maria Brandauer
A believable telling of the life of Mary, the chosen by God, mother of Christ. The story follows Mary before conception, at the revealing of the impending birth by the angel Gabrie, and ... See full summary »
An all-enveloping darkness. Suddenly, a child's voice, frightened, questioning, pierces the darkness... The first flickering rays of light begin to sculpt mysterious shapes out of the ... See full summary »
Ahasuerus (Xerxes I), King of the Persians, whose empire now extends from India to Egypt after the defeat of the Babylonians, is holding a celebratory banquet for his people in the citadel ... See full summary »
F. Murray Abraham,
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
Jeremy Sisto was 25 years old when he played 33 year-old Jesus. See more »
When the officials are talking about taking the adultress before Jesus to trap him, her eye makeup is all smeared. Yet when they are talking to Jesus, it's been cleaned up. See more »
I am not alone; I am with my Father.
You will die in vain, Jesus...
No! I'm in the hearts of men. I will die for the everlasting kindness of the human heart created by the Father, so that man will make His image shine once again. And those who want to will find in me the strength to love until the end.
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The Jesus I know, who laughs and sees the big picture
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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