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29 April 2001 (USA) See more »
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... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Directed by
Raffaele Mertes 
Elisabetta Marchetti (co-director)
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Gareth Jones 
Gianmario Pagano  story

Produced by
Luca Bernabei .... producer
Original Music by
Marco Frisina 
Cinematography by
Giovanni Galasso 
Film Editing by
Elisabetta Marchetti 
Casting by
Fabiola Banzi 
Cornelia von Braun 
Production Design by
Paolo Biagetti 
Art Direction by
Paolo Biagetti 
Set Decoration by
Titus Vossberg 
Costume Design by
Paolo Scalabrino 
Titus Vossberg 
Makeup Department
Mario Michisanti .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Loretta Bernabei .... unit production manager
Franco Casellato .... post-production supervisor
Thami Havai .... production manager
Elisabetta Moretti .... unit production manager
Andrea Nuzzolo .... production manager
Driss Saber .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Rachel Griffiths .... assistant director
Hicham Ichaab .... assistant director
Elisabetta Marchetti .... second unit director
Sara Rossi .... second assistant director
Mustapha Toumi .... assistant director
Art Department
Giuseppe De Luca .... property master
Sound Department
Giuseppe Muratori .... sound
Daniele Quadroli .... sound effects editor
David Quadroli .... sound effects editor
Bruno Ventura .... sound editor
Laura Vergelli .... adr supervisor
Camera and Electrical Department
Roberto De Nigris .... camera operator
Stanislao Galasso .... gaffer
Casting Department
Elisabetta Marchetti .... casting supervisor
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Stefano De Nardis .... assistant costume designer
Ali Lammari .... set costumer
Maurizio Torti .... key set costumer
Editorial Department
Rosario Ranieri .... post-production coordinator
Michele Sblendorio .... assistant editor
Music Department
Marco Frisina .... conductor
Dave Tinsley .... music editor
Transportation Department
Hicham Regragui .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Emmanuel Bonfiglioli .... assistant story editor
Francesca Deodato .... production secretary
Fernando Muraca .... story editor
Carla Maria Perrina .... payroll clerk
Mohammed Hamza Regragui .... production assistant: morocco
Paola Sangiovanni .... script supervisor
Laura Vergelli .... dialogue adaptor
Ferdinand Dohna .... representative: Epsilon TV Production (uncredited)

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Also Known As:
"Gli amici di Gesù - Giuseppe di Nazareth" - Italy (original title)
"Close to Jesus" - USA (DVD box title)
"The Friends of Jesus - Joseph of Nazareth" - International (English title)
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90 min | Austria:96 min
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1 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
delicate portrait, 25 December 2012
Author: Armand from Romania

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.

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