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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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Stripped of myth and mystery, the story of the most influential life in history. See more »


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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In the scene where Jesus healed the Gerasene demoniac by casting the demon into the pigs, the only way the crew could get the pigs to act crazed was to light firecrackers and frighten them. However, this is one of the few scenes which is not entirely accurate to St. Luke's Gospel, which states that the pigs did not just run away but also threw themselves into a lake, and drowned. 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 The Visual Bible: The Gospel of John (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Concerto brandeburghese No. 1, BWV 1046 : 2° movimento
by Johann Sebastian Bach
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Jesus came to all of us
10 July 2006 | by denis888See all my reviews

To write about such a delicate film as about Christ Himself in this age of an extreme political correctness is a tough task. This work appeals immensely to all the believers and works out fine to convert all the newcomers. To the non-believers, this work will seem dull and boring, but then, let's be straight - this is the most accurate, the most precise and elegant retelling of the Gospel According to Luke. Since I am a Protestant Christian myself, I must say that this film really did help me to understand who Jesus is and what He was doing among us the people on Earth. The play of Mr. Deacon is very good, he does an extremely difficult work and he does it well. I remember my eyes were wet with tears during the Crucifix scene, and then my heart leaped violently with joy during the final scenes. The film is very well done, by seeing the sandy dusty plains and hills of Israel, you feel the smell of age, you do believe in the truth of the plot and you do follow the film scene by scene. A very serious and thoughtful work.


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