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El Judas (1952)

A man plays Judas in the passion Easter play but he ambitions to play the role of Jesus.


Ignacio F. Iquino


Ignacio F. Iquino, Rafael J. Salvia (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »


Cast overview:
Antonio Vilar ... Mariano Torné
Manuel Gas ... Inspector de Policía




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. Written by BSK

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'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 »


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Music by Josep Rodoreda
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Easter passion becomes true
22 March 2016 | by MegaSuperstarSee all my reviews

Antonio Vilar plays Mariano Torné, a man who plays the role of Judas in Esparraguera passion play. Vilar plays nicely his part of an embittered, bad man who cheats even his own family until playing the role of Jesus changes his character for good. At the same time this story takes place we follow the development of the Passion performances. The movie was filmed in Catalonia village Esparraguera, famous for its Easter Passion performances, where the roles usually pass from parents to children from generation to generation. Some typical Catalan songs can be heard in the soundtrack, a rare thing considering Catalan language was forbidden in those days.

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Spanish | Catalan

Release Date:

9 April 1954 (Portugal) See more »

Also Known As:

Le Judas See more »

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IFI Producción S.A. See more »
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1.37 : 1
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