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The Jesus Film (1979)

Jesus (original title)
Jesus of Nazareth,the son of God raised by a Jewish carpenter. Based on the gospel of Luke in the New Testament,here is the life of Jesus from the miraculous virgin birth to the calling of ... See full summary »

Directors:

John Krish, Peter Sykes

Writer:

Barnet Bain (screenplay) (as Barnet Fishbein)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Brian Deacon ... Jesus
Rivka Neuman ... Mary
Alexander Scourby ... Luke (voice)
Niko Nitai ... Simon Peter
Joseph Shiloach ... Joseph
Ori Levy ... Caiaphas
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mosko Alkalai ... Matthew
Kobi Assaf Kobi Assaf ... Philip
Moti Baharav Moti Baharav ... Simon of Cyrene
Ya'ackov Ben-Sira ... Zacchaeus
Zeev Berlinsky ... Blind Begger (as Ze'ev Berlinski)
Eli Cohen ... John the Baptist
Eli Danker ... Judas Iscariot
Dina Doron ... Elizabeth
Shoshana Duer ... Hunchback Woman in the Temple
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Storyline

Jesus of Nazareth,the son of God raised by a Jewish carpenter. Based on the gospel of Luke in the New Testament,here is the life of Jesus from the miraculous virgin birth to the calling of his disciples, public miracles and ministry, ending with his death by crucifixion at the hands of the Roman empire and resurrection on the third day. Written by Anonymous

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Taglines:

The man you thought you knew


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Official Sites:

Jesus Film Project | Jesus Video

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 October 1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Jesus Film See more »

Filming Locations:

Israel

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Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Producer John Heyman originally wanted Niko Nitai to play John the Baptist but later insisted that Nitai play Simon Peter. See more »

Goofs

When Jesus is praying in The Garden of Gethsemane, he begins to kneel and His voice is heard, in the next shot His lips are moving but no words are coming out. See more »

Quotes

Jesus: Forgive them father, for they don't know what they do.
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Alternate Versions

An alternate version was filmed concurrently with the English one, with the actors speaking in the authentic languages (Aramic, Hebrew, Greek and Latin) appropriate for the events and people portrayed. This version is then used with a voice-over narration in any of several modern language. See more »

Connections

Version of King of Kings (1961) See more »

Soundtracks

Concerto brandeburghese No. 1, BWV 1046 : 2° movimento
by Johann Sebastian Bach
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Great film, good for everyone
14 March 2006 | by BeyfennSee all my reviews

A somewhat expurgated version of the gospel of Luke, Brian deacons version of Jesus is appealing, if somewhat un-animated. I have a great love for this film ( mainly due to the fact that it was the first film about Jesus I can remember seeing from my childhood.) Not as epic as Zeffirelli's film, nor as graphic as Gibson's, a faithful representation with only a few omissions ( I'm sure either due to budget or time constraints). the acting is at times somewhat melodramatic, but that is part of the charm of this film. the cinematography is not ground breaking but certainly serves its purpose and doesn't overshadow the story, and really thats one of the best things about this film, nothing in it overshadows the story as a whole.


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