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The Gospel of Us (2012)

 -  Drama | History  -  13 April 2012 (UK)
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This project is the film version of the Passion play that was performed throughout Port Talbot in Easter 2011.

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Credited cast:
Matthew Aubrey ...
Legion
Nigel Barrett ...
The Stranger / Uncle Bryn
Jordan Bernarde ...
Garry / Barry
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The Mother
Darren Lawrence ...
Alfie
Darren Lawrence ...
Alfie
John-Paul Macleod ...
Legion
Rhys Matthews ...
Rhys - Brother
Francine Morgan ...
Joanne
Kristian Phillips ...
Sgt Phillips
David Rees Talbot ...
Peter
Kyle Rees ...
Kyle (brother)
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The Teacher
Hywel Simons ...
Company Man
Gerald Tyler ...
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Easter. Port Talbot is in a battle for its life. Authoritarian forces have taken over and the town is in thrall to ICU, a sinister and merciless corporation depleting the town of its resources with scant regard for the residents. The atmosphere is explosive. Resistance is inevitable. When a company man and suicide bomber clash on the beach, catastrophe is only averted by the intervention of a softly spoken man who had disappeared 40 days earlier. Revealed later as the Teacher (Michael Sheen), he attracts followers and becomes a focus for the Resistance. His influence quickly draws the attention of ICU, who perceive him as a danger who must be removed at all costs. Taking inspiration from one of the defining narratives of our times, this contemporary re-telling of the Passion story took place across the town, with the people of Port Talbot as its cast, crew and heroes. Written by Francis Hellyer

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The Gospel of Us: The Passion of Port Talbot  »

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A passionate human story
23 April 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Spectacular! This astounding film has a raw energy that shows scenes witnessed by thousands and their cameras and other scenes that happened but no one saw, when Sheen and Wildworks put on the 3 day groundbreaking event over Easter 2011. They collected stories from the whole town and deftly wove them into a deeply moving telling of the passion play about Port Talbot and its people through the eyes of a 'teacher' rather than Christ. The narrative weaves film and theatre together, capturing the best of both, with that touch of McKean magic. I love the fact that this film explores all aspects of humanity, hope, fear, humour, pain, love, anger, responsibility, oppression, the power of the crowd and the individual.


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