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The Testaments: Of One Fold and One Shepherd (2000)

Unrated  |   |  Drama  |  24 March 2000 (USA)
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Although in America, Helam witnesses the star heralding the birth of Christ, and 33 years later he faithfully awaits the promised coming of The Messiah despite persecution for this belief. ... See full summary »

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Helam
Jeremy Hoop ...
Jacob (as Jeremy W. Hoop)
Arianna Marsden ...
Mara
Joy Gardner ...
Laneah
Mowava Pryor ...
Zeraptah
Joseph Paur ...
Lamonah
Theo Coumbis ...
Kohor
Al Harrington ...
Amaron
Tomas Kofod ...
Robert 'R.J.' Jordan ...
young Helam
Hans Saito ...
Shaman
Heather Cannon ...
David Sturdevant ...
Sidney S. Liufau ...
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Although in America, Helam witnesses the star heralding the birth of Christ, and 33 years later he faithfully awaits the promised coming of The Messiah despite persecution for this belief. Helam's son, Jacob, is interested more in the ways of the world, including the lovely Laneah, and when his abilities as an artisan bring an offer to work for the wealthy and powerful Kohor, he jumps at the chance and is estranged from his father's house. Kohor is plotting to destabilize the existing government and become the absolute ruler. In contrast, Amaron, a holy man, preaches to people of Christ, whose ministry and miracles are concurrently taking place across the seas in The Holy Land. As Jacob becomes more immersed in the secular life of Kohor's house, Laneah becomes more interested in the humble faith he is forsaking. Her conversion to Christ, and the death of Amaron at the hand of Kohor's men, brings Jacob to his senses, but he knows of Kohor's plans and is imprisoned when he refuses to ... Written by Brian Greenhalgh

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Wonderful and moving film
12 January 2002 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

I had heard a lot of things said about the movie before I saw it nearly two years after it opened, and so was wary of whether or not it would live up to its billing. The first 45 minutes of this hour-or-so long film are good, but nothing amazing. Then the action scene and then the scene where Christ comes takes you on an emotional roller-coaster and gets you thinking of what it would be like to be in that situation. It is very touching. Nobody moved for nearly 5 minutes after the film was over, many crying. As one who loves the Book of Mormon, I truly enjoyed how this movie brought to life the most important aspect of it.


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