The film mixes fiction and reality in a story based on the Catalan tradition of La Passió d'Esparreguera, a yearly representation of Christ's life during Easter. It focuses on the personal story of one of its players, assigned to play Judas but ready to do whatever necessary to play Jesus, even commit treason like the original Judas, with unexpected results. A realistic film settled in sceneries like Montserrat mountains and Esparreguera village and depicting La Passió with its real actors.
Did You Know?
'El Judas' (1952) was the first film shot in Catalan since the time of the Spanish Republic. Quite a feat, considering repression that Franco's dictatorship carried out against regional languages. See more
Written by Jacint Verdaguer
Music by Josep Rodoreda See more