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The Hunt for the Hidden Relic (2002)
"Das Jesus Video" (original title)

TV Movie  |  R  |   |  Action, Thriller, Mystery  |  5 December 2002 (Germany)
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STEFFEN VOGT, aged around 25, is helping out at a German archeological excavation in Israel when he finds a 2,000-year-old skeleton holding the instructions for a video camera dating from ... See full summary »


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STEFFEN VOGT, aged around 25, is helping out at a German archeological excavation in Israel when he finds a 2,000-year-old skeleton holding the instructions for a video camera dating from the year 2003. The bones also show traces of the present day. His theory of a time-traveler who made a video of Jesus is laughed at by everyone, however, including SHARON, an attractive Israeli woman he adores. Although no one appears to believe him, his find certainly seems to have generated interest: Steffen is attacked shortly afterwards in his hotel room by strange men; then he discovers that the German embassy and the secret service are after him; and when his friend DAN is murdered, he goes into hiding. His only true ally is Sharon. Steffen's theory seems to be correct: financier and time-travel expert KAUN turns up at the excavations in person and carries out several elaborate subterranean measurements at the Wailing Wall # where he believes the camera has been hidden. He is assisted by the ... Written by Anonymous

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An adventure that started 2000 years ago...

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Rated R for violence | See all certifications »




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5 December 2002 (Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Ancient Relic  »

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$4,500,000 (estimated)

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One of the two helicopters on the chase near the end, the white and orange one, has a Spanish registration number: EC-FJA. Just some months after the release of the movie, this helicopter suffered an accident while performing fire-fighting tasks. Fortuntelly, all 7 on board escaped unharmed, but the main rotor caught fire and the whole aircraft was destroyed on this new fire. See more »


When researching about the camera, it is revealed that its release date lies three years in the future. It is quite impossible that the camera's specifications and its manual are already on the web-page of the manufacturer. See more »


Version of Jesus Video 3D See more »

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Surprisingly well made Action Adventure
6 December 2002 | by (Switzerland) – See all my reviews

This surprisingly well made German two-part mini TV series is a worth while and entertaining action adventure.

During an archeological dig in Israel a student discovers an artefact that doesn't belong in the time period of the find along with clues to a missing piece that might have profound implications on the history as we know it. What follows is a suspenseful hunt by different organisations to find the missing piece and use it for their purposes.

Well scripted, acted and directed with some shortcomings towards the end.

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