6.2/10
134
3 user 2 critic

Joseph of Nazareth (2000)

Gli amici di Gesù - Giuseppe di Nazareth (original title)
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 »

Writers:

, (story)
Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

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 »

Directors: Raffaele Mertes, Elisabetta Marchetti
Stars: Mathieu Carrière, Maria Grazia Cucinotta, Mehmet Günsür
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

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 »

Directors: Raffaele Mertes, Elisabetta Marchetti
Stars: Enrico Lo Verso, Danny Quinn, Aglaia Szyszkowitz
Mary Magdalene (TV Movie 2000)
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

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 »

Directors: Raffaele Mertes, Elisabetta Marchetti
Stars: Maria Grazia Cucinotta, Massimo Ghini, Giuliana de Sio
Moses (TV Movie 1995)
Adventure | Biography | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

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 »

Director: Roger Young
Stars: Ben Kingsley, Frank Langella, Christopher Lee
Joseph in Egypt (TV Movie 1995)
Adventure | Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

The Biblical story of Joseph, who was sold to slavery by his brothers who were jealous of his prophetic abilities to analyze dreams and of his being their fathers' favorite.

Director: Roger Young
Stars: Ben Kingsley, Paul Mercurio, Martin Landau
The Apocalypse (TV Movie 2000)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

It is 90 AD, and the Roman Empire is being run by the Emperor Domitian, who has declared himself to be God and ruler over heaven and earth. The Christians, who do not recognize his divinity... See full summary »

Director: Raffaele Mertes
Stars: Richard Harris, Vittoria Belvedere, Benjamin Sadler
Abraham (TV Mini-Series 1993)
Adventure | Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

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 »

Stars: Andrea Prodan, Gottfried John, Kevin McNally
Jesus (TV Movie 1999)
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

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

Director: Roger Young
Stars: Jeremy Sisto, Debra Messing, Armin Mueller-Stahl
David (TV Movie 1997)
Adventure | Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

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 »

Director: Robert Markowitz
Stars: Nathaniel Parker, Jonathan Pryce, Leonard Nimoy
Jeremiah (TV Movie 1998)
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

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 »

Director: Harry Winer
Stars: Patrick Dempsey, Oliver Reed, Klaus Maria Brandauer
Esther (TV Movie 1999)
Biography | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

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 »

Director: Raffaele Mertes
Stars: Louise Lombard, F. Murray Abraham, Jürgen Prochnow
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

Beginning before the Nativity and extending through the Crucifixion and Ressurection, JESUS OF NAZARETH brings to life all the sweeping drama in the life of Jesus, as told by the Gospels.

Stars: Robert Powell, Olivia Hussey, Laurence Olivier
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Stefania Rivi ...
Massimo Reale
Ennio Fantastichini ...
Francesco Dominedò ...
Simon
Omar Lahlou ...
Andrea Prodan
Mattia Sbragia
Imma Piro
Ida Di Benedetto ...
Giovanni Micoli
Renato Scarpa
Gabriele Tozzi
Paolo De Crescenzo ...
Quirinus
Edit

Storyline

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 soon. Unlike his nephew JUDAS, who wants to join the zealots (freedom fighters), the 35-year-old widower JOSEPH is not interested in participating in any fighting against the Romans. He is well aware that such an uprising would be pointless, and Judas's death shortly afterwards confirms this. The other men in the village have to hide, and Joseph gets a visit from JOACHIM and ANNA, asking him to marry their unprotected 14-year-old daughter MARY. Joseph agrees, but promises to preserve her chastity. Nevertheless, one day Mary tells him, in Anna's presence, that she is pregnant. Believing in this immaculate conception is very difficult for Joseph, as is the message that her son JESUS will end the reign of Herod, which is announced to him in a vision. Their son is born in a Bethlehem cattle shed and ... Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

place name in title | See All (1) »

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

29 April 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Close to Jesus  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Follows Samson and Delilah (1996) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

delicate portrait
25 December 2012 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

portrait of an unknown. a silhouette in the Biblical story. sign of a miracle. nice figure in the Christmas atmosphere. but nothing else. this film is a real jewel for precise definition of Joseph figure. not a fantasy game but reconstruction. nothing heroic, pink or idealized. only story of a man in middle of not easy period. Joseph is a witness. master carpenter, good uncle for his nephews, honest believer, admirable friend. his life - fragile boat in political storms. his mission - to be support for others. and axis of a circle. so, Tobias Moretti performance is admirable for courage to give shining to each nuance of his role. a good work , not great - maybe - but real honest.this fact is important. because Joseph is more than a nice old man or prey of an extraordinary event. he is himself. image of good intentions and wise gestures, protector for his fiancé and level for Savior way. nothing heroic. only model for a decent existence.


1 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Joseph of Nazareth (2000) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?