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

 -  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
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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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The images of The New World's ancient inhabitants' cities were based on modern knowledge of archaeological findings in the Americas. See more »

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A Transcendent Triumph . . . if you're Mormon
4 April 2002 | by (Provo, UT) – See all my reviews

Not to say that being a Mormon, or, more correctly, a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is wrong; however, those not familiar with LDS tenets and fundamental doctrines journeying to see this film in Salt Lake City, Utah, or who potentially see it via LDS acquaintances will most likely not be as riveted by the emotionally charged film as those who are. It certainly is meant to rivet and inspire, not to prod our intellect or demand art house enthusiasts'attention, and as most transcendent works it will seem either too sentimental or downright saccharine, but it is so because it caters to an audience whose faith is cradled in its lofty content, such as the visit of Christ to the Americas. For those inclined to study LDS beliefs, and to grasp the exultant joy and adulation they feel for Jesus Christ, this film is a dramatic example of their faith. For those wanting to dive into intellectual quandaries and secular cinematic debate, there are more appropriate venues.


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