MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 16,289 this week

The Friends of Jesus - Judas (2001)
"Gli amici di Gesù - Giuda" (original title)

TV Movie  -   -  Biography | Drama | History  -  11 April 2001 (Italy)
6.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.1/10 from 88 users  
Reviews: 3 user | 2 critic

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 »

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 6049 titles
created 07 Nov 2011
 
a list of 335 titles
created 13 Dec 2012
 
a list of 38 titles
created 22 Feb 2013
 
a list of 56 titles
created 12 Jul 2013
 
a list of 917 titles
created 02 Nov 2013
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Friends of Jesus - Judas (TV Movie 2001)

The Friends of Jesus - Judas (TV Movie 2001) on IMDb 6.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Friends of Jesus - Judas.

User Polls

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Visual Bible: Acts (Video 1994)
History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The accounts of the New Testament Book of Acts, dramatized and narrated, as recalled by old Dr. Luke.

Director: Regardt van den Bergh
Stars: Dean Jones, Henry O. Arnold, Jennifer O'Neill
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

The story of Jesus' life as told by the apostle John, narrated by Christopher Plummer.

Director: Philip Saville
Stars: Henry Ian Cusick, Daniel Kash, Christopher Plummer
Barabbas (1961)
Adventure | Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Barabbas, the criminal that Pontius Pilate induced the populace to vote to set free, so that Christ could be crucified, is haunted by the image of Jesus for the rest of his life.

Director: Richard Fleischer
Stars: Anthony Quinn, Silvana Mangano, Arthur Kennedy
In the Beginning (TV Movie 2000)
Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Biblical tales from the books of Genesis and Exodus, including the stories of Abraham's devotion and Joseph's betrayal.

Director: Kevin Connor
Stars: Martin Landau, Jacqueline Bisset, Billy Campbell
Peter and Paul (TV Movie 1981)
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Peter and Paul assume leadership of the Church as they struggle against violent opposition to the teachings of Christ and their own personal conflicts.

Director: Robert Day
Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Robert Foxworth, Eddie Albert
Barabbas (TV Movie 2012)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Billy Zane stars as Barabbas--the man whose life was spared because of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. Based on the Nobel Prize in Literature winning novel by Par Lagerkvist, Barabbas is a... See full summary »

Director: Roger Young
Stars: Billy Zane, Cristiana Capotondi, Filippo Nigro
Animation | Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

The story of Jesus Christ.

Directors: Derek W. Hayes, Stanislav Sokolov
Stars: Ralph Fiennes, Michael Bryant, Julie Christie
The Story of David (TV Movie 1976)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

He was the chosen king who loved God and committed the acts of sin.

Directors: David Lowell Rich, Alex Segal
Stars: Timothy Bottoms, Anthony Quayle, Norman Rodway
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Francesco and Marta are husband and wife running a small design company in Rome. When Francesco's long forgotten Aunt Anita dies in Istanbul, he travels there to look after the sale of the ... See full summary »

Director: Ferzan Ozpetek
Stars: Alessandro Gassman, Francesca d'Aloja, Carlo Cecchi
Imperium: Saint Peter (TV Movie 2005)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Saint Peter, a reluctant but passionate leader, from the crucifixion of Jesus to his own. The film's first half dramatizes the New Testament's "Acts": early fear, the renewal of Pentecost, ... See full summary »

Director: Giulio Base
Stars: Omar Sharif, Daniele Pecci, Flavio Insinna
Iuda (2013)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

The story of relationships between Jesus Christ and his followers.

Director: Andrey Bogatyrev
Stars: Andrey Barilo, Ivan Dobronravov, Sergey Frolov
Adventure | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

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 »

Director: Ermanno Olmi
Stars: Annabi Abdelialil, Omero Antonutti, Sabir Aziz
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
Aglaia Szyszkowitz ...
Sarah
Mathieu Carrière ...
...
...
Simone
...
Giovanni
Shel Shapiro ...
Otoniel
Todd Carter ...
...
...
Giovanni Micoli ...
Omar Lahlou ...
Cyrus Elias ...
Padre di Giuda
Athina Cenci ...
Madre di Giuda
Edit

Storyline

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 suitable opportunity presents itself. JUDAS is delighted by the reception Jesus is receiving, and quickly wants to win over the influential merchants to the cause # which would make him the king and the liberator of the Jews. When Judas meets his fiancé SARAH, she asks him for money, saying her brother has been arrested but that his freedom can be bought with cash. Sarah is lying, however: the money is to bribe the palace guards so that JESTA, her brother, and BARABBAS can assassinate the Roman governor. Judas doesn't give her any money as it belongs to the disciples. The next day Jesus drives all the moneylenders out of the temple and incurs the full wrath of the city's merchants and high priests. Judas looks on worriedly as Jesus' rash behavior makes him enemies. He now takes the 30 pieces of silver ... Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

11 April 2001 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

Close to Jesus  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The scourging of Jesus depicted in this movie may be unique in that it shows Jesus being whipped on his chest rather than his back. See more »

Connections

Follows St. Paul (2000) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A biblical epic full of travesty and distortion
12 April 2004 | by (Cieszyn, Poland) – See all my reviews

SPOILERS THROUGHOUT!

I have seen this movie a few months ago and I must admit that never in my life have I seen such a distorted image of the New Testament.

Jesus is showed as a human only. Judas is not a traitor, but someone who waits for Jesus saving his people from the Roman oppression. In fact, he observes Pilate judging Jesus and shouts: "Show your power now"

Jewish Pharizees do not do any harm to Jesus. It is the Pilate who forces Judas to give him Christ since he is afraid of rebellion and "sick ideologies."

The truth was totally different. I don't know what Mertes aimed at by distorting the New Testament so seriously.

The fact is that anybody who will watch it and does not know the Bible much, he/she will feel confused.

If you are going to see this movie, read the Bible first, please. And you shall see how far the movie is from the truth (of course if you consider the Bible as the utmost truth). For those who do, this movie is unacceptable.


8 of 14 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss The Friends of Jesus - Judas (2001) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?