6.9/10
121
1 user

Pilatus und andere - Ein Film für Karfreitag (1972)

The trial of Yeshua Ha-Notsri is led by prosecutor Pontius Pilate who believes in the innocence of the accused but is forced to sentence him to death. This biblical story is set in present-day Germany.

Director:

Andrzej Wajda

Writers:

Andrzej Wajda (scenario), Mikhail A. Bulgakov (novel)
Reviews
1 win. See more awards »

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

More Like This 

Panny z Wilka (1979)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Set in the late '20s. A thirtyish young man, who heads a small factory, faints at the funeral of a close friend. He decides to go home to his aunt and uncle for a while, but gets involved ... See full summary »

Director: Andrzej Wajda
Stars: Daniel Olbrychski, Anna Seniuk, Maja Komorowska
Drama | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

The Master and Margaret (1972) is based on the eponymous book by Mikhail A. Bulgakov. The film is set in the Soviet Union under Stalin, it has several story-lines, that are intertwined. ... See full summary »

Director: Aleksandar Petrovic
Stars: Ugo Tognazzi, Mimsy Farmer, Alain Cuny
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

At the turn of the century, Lodz, Poland was a quick-paced manufacturing center for textiles, replete with cutthroat industrialists and unsafe working conditions. Three young friends, a ... See full summary »

Director: Andrzej Wajda
Stars: Daniel Olbrychski, Wojciech Pszoniak, Andrzej Seweryn
Master i Margarita (TV Mini-Series 2005)
Drama | Mystery | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

The devil and his attendants visit Moscow at the times of the Stalin regime. Official atheistic ideology confronts with a series of supernatural events.

Stars: Aleksandr Abdulov, Oleg Basilashvili, Vano Miranyan
Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Master and Margarita (1994) is based on the eponymous book by Mikhail A. Bulgakov. The film is set in the 1930s Moscow under Stalin and in Jerusalem under Pilate, and has several ... See full summary »

Director: Yuriy Kara
Stars: Viktor Rakov, Anastasiya Vertinskaya, Nikolay Burlyaev
Powidoki (2016)
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

The story of charismatic painter Wladyslaw Strzeminski, who opposed social realism and maintained his own artistic freedom in spite of political obstacles.

Director: Andrzej Wajda
Stars: Boguslaw Linda, Bronislawa Zamachowska, Zofia Wichlacz
Danton (1983)
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

In 1793, as the Terror begins in France, Georges Danton, a champion-of-the-people, returns to clash against Maximilien Robespierre and his extremist party.

Director: Andrzej Wajda
Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Wojciech Pszoniak, Anne Alvaro
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

In 1976, a young woman in Krakow is making her diploma film, looking behind the scenes at the life of a 1950s bricklayer, Birkut, who was briefly a proletariat hero, at how that heroism was... See full summary »

Director: Andrzej Wajda
Stars: Krystyna Janda, Jerzy Radziwilowicz, Tadeusz Lomnicki
Mistrz i Malgorzata (TV Series 1990)
Drama | Fantasy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Mistrz i Malgorzata (1990) is a TV series, based on the book 'Master and Margarita' by Mikhail A. Bulgakov. Mistrz (Kowalski), is a talented writer in the 1930s Moscow, working on a ... See full summary »

Stars: Wladyslaw Kowalski, Gustaw Holoubek, Janusz Michalowski
Samson (1961)
Drama | Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

During the Nazi occupation, Jewish prisoner Jakub Gold is released from jail and works as a gravedigger in the Warsaw ghetto. Although he manages to escape and keeps hiding in private apartments, he tries to get back to the ghetto.

Director: Andrzej Wajda
Stars: Serge Merlin, Alina Janowska, Elzbieta Kepinska
Kanal (1957)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

In 1944, during the Warsaw uprising against the Nazis, Polish Lieutenant Zadra and his resistance fighters use Warsaw's sewer system to escape the German encirclement.

Director: Andrzej Wajda
Stars: Teresa Izewska, Tadeusz Janczar, Wienczyslaw Glinski
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

In May of 1983, a man turns 49 and, with his 17-year old son, journeys to the village in Baden that he left 40 years before. He wants to discover what happened then, the truth about an ... See full summary »

Director: Andrzej Wajda
Stars: Hanna Schygulla, Piotr Lysak, Armin Mueller-Stahl
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
Wojciech Pszoniak ... Jeshua Ha-Nocri
Jan Kreczmar ... Pilatus of Pont
Daniel Olbrychski ... Matthew Levi
Andrzej Lapicki ... Afranius
Marek Perepeczko ... Marcus - Roman soldier
Jerzy Zelnik ... Juda of Kiriath
Vladek Sheybal ... Kaiphas
Edit

Storyline

The trial of Yeshua Ha-Notsri is led by prosecutor Pontius Pilate who believes in the innocence of the accused but is forced to sentence him to death. This biblical story is set in present-day Germany.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

based on novel | See All (1) »

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

West Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

29 March 1972 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Pilate and Others See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Version of Incident in Judaea (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

Matthäus-Passion
(excerpt)
Music by Johann Sebastian Bach
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Best movie with Jesus in it
8 April 1999 | by grendel-28See all my reviews

Given that Wajda is a great director we can just as well omit the superlatives that would go with just about every his movie. What makes this one different from much of the rest of Wajda's movies is that it the action happens not in Poland. At the first glance at least. The movie itself is very tightly based on the story of Jesus (Jeshua Ga-Nozri) taken from M. Bulgakov novel "Master & Margarita" (just the master's manuscript so there are no Devil, Margarita, Behemoth or others). Those of you who read at least 5 books should have read this novel and thus by now have a pretty good idea what this movie is about. Those who did not would delight at a very unorthodox look at the transformation of Pilate when he meets Jeshua two days before crucifixion. It is not an exactly Biblical story but not an anti-religious either. In making of the movie Wajda departed from Bulgakov's strict historicism and used the insertions of attributes of modern history to take a political jab or two. The camera work is done very nicely and thanks to Bulgakov's script the movie has a great dialog. Check if you've got some brains and if you do go see the movie.


9 of 10 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See one user review »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed