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The story of the life of Jesus Christ.

Director:

Roberto Rossellini

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Silvia D'Amico Bendico, Jean Gruault (French adaptation) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Pier Maria Rossi ... Jesus
Mita Ungaro Mita Ungaro ... Virgin Mary
Carlos de Carvalho Carlos de Carvalho ... John the Baptist
Fausto Di Bella Fausto Di Bella ... Saul
Vernon Dobtcheff ... Samuel
Antonella Fasano Antonella Fasano ... Mary Magdalene
Jean Martin ... Pontius Pilate
Toni Ucci Toni Ucci ... Herod Antipas
Vittorio Caprioli ... Herod the Great
Tina Aumont ... Adulteress
Flora Carabella Flora Carabella ... Herodias
Raouf Ben Amor Raouf Ben Amor ... Judas
Luis Suárez Luis Suárez ... John
Hedi Zoughlami Hedi Zoughlami ... Simon Peter
Renato Montalbano Renato Montalbano ... Matthew
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The story of the life of Jesus Christ.

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Biography | History

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Country:

Italy | France

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

18 February 1976 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

The Messiah See more »

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Mono

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Color
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Brilliant
22 August 2003 | by DivineComedySee all my reviews

This is an incredible movie, and for many reasons. No one in Hollywood could make such a low-key, authentic, and INTELLIGENT historic drama, especially considering subject matter. The first 20 minutes is a concise and brilliant history of the Jews. And then the life: It is the life of Jesus without the miracles. Like the priest in Open City (by Rossellini), R understands that the struggle is to live a good life. Most Biblical movies are a total insult. This is extraordinary. The actors are believable. It feels raw -- but controlled raw, if that makes sense. Again: authentic. Believable.


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