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The Apocalypse (2002)
"San Giovanni - L'apocalisse" (original title)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  10 December 2002 (Italy)
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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 The small village in Asia Minor to which the aged apostle John has withdrawn is also attacked by Roman soldiers.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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Worthwhile and moving
25 April 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Richard Harris's moving performance is the centerpiece of this film, in which members of the early church, struggling for faith and reassurance in the face of violent persecution, are searching for John the Beloved, last of the living apostles, who is "hiding in plain sight" on the prison island of Patmos. However, don't ignore some very good performances by several of the others. The visions of John are depicted judiciously, considering the CGI available in 2000 and the budget (that is, they don't scream "made-for-TV"); the montages do not try to show every detail but give a general idea of the visions. To watch this is a good adjunct to reading Revelation, to remind one that these fantastic visions came to a real person in a very chaotic time.


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