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The Apocalypse (2000)

San Giovanni - L'apocalisse (original title)
| Drama | TV Movie 2000
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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 »

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Vittoria Belvedere ...
Irene
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Quintus Maximus
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Ionicus
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Demetrius
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Alessandro Bertolucci ...
Marcello
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Hermes
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Corvus
Luca Ward ...
Eracle
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Titone
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Watchman
Massimiliano Pazzaglia ...
Silvano
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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, are a thorn in his side # and he is having them cruelly persecuted. The small village in Asia Minor to which the aged apostle John has withdrawn is also attacked by Roman soldiers. As if by a miracle, John is the only person to escape the slaughter # and he receives divine orders to write down the visions he will have and communicate them to the Christian communities in the Roman provinces of Asia. The voice tells him that they should discover what is and what will happen thereafter. Among the Christians of Asia Minor, who believe that John is dead, everyone is deeply worried about being persecuted. Gaius, the community elder in Smyrna, is concerned that only a few believers still dare come to the ritual supper. Under these circumstances, Christianity can no longer exist! But at this point the ... Written by Anonymous

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St. John/Teophilus: Do not be afraid of the truth, if you don't want to be a slave.
Valerius: The truth will kill you!
St. John/Teophilus: It will set you free.
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Follows Genesis: The Creation and the Flood (1994) See more »

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This was a first; a very good one
27 April 2006 | by (California) – See all my reviews

I will only write about one thing, since others have covered the excellent Richard Harris' performance: This was the first time we got a small idea of Revelation, thanks to good computerized special effects. I say a small idea, because the actual book of Revelation in the Bible contains what must be the ultimate in fantastically spectacular scenes-and a multitude of them at that. It is strange that no big production has ever attempted it. From all the existing films with titles referring to Apocalypse or Revelation, this is the best one by far. The others are no different than low budget-low interest movies, which don't even begin to reach the magnitude and magnificence of the book of Revelation.


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