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Un bambino di nome Gesù (1987)

The film attempts to fill in the "missing years" of $Jesus, from ages 3 through 12. When King Herod fearing that the Messiah has indeed been born, orders that all Hebrew male children under... See full summary »


Franco Rossi


Vittorio Bonicelli (screenplay), Vittorio Bonicelli (story) | 5 more credits »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Matteo Bellina Matteo Bellina ... Jesus
Bekim Fehmiu ... Joseph
María del Carmen San Martín María del Carmen San Martín ... Maria (as Carmen San Martin)
Alessandro Gassman ... Adult Jesus
Irene Papas ... Old Maria
Franco Interlenghi ... Rufus
Maurizio Donadoni Maurizio Donadoni ... Jeder
Hichem Rostom Hichem Rostom ... Sedeq
Roberto Bisacco ... Marzio
Roberto Posse Roberto Posse ... Druso
Frédéric Darié Frédéric Darié ... Elia
Pierre Clémenti ... Sefir
Susanna Martinková ... Maddalena (as Susana Martinková)
Fethi Haddaoui Fethi Haddaoui ... Erode
Martine Gafsi Martine Gafsi ... Giovanna


The film attempts to fill in the "missing years" of $Jesus, from ages 3 through 12. When King Herod fearing that the Messiah has indeed been born, orders that all Hebrew male children under the age of three be slain, Joseph moves his family near Egypt. Here, Jesus, sensing His divinity, expresses a desire to return to Nazareth. Travelling homeward with His mother Mary, Jesus flashes forward to events that will unfold in his adult life.

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Italy | West Germany



Release Date:

30 June 2011 (Argentina) See more »

Also Known As:

A Child Called Jesus See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Una Stella Sopra Il Deserto
Composed by Piero Piccioni
Music From & Inspired by A Child Called Jesus
Courtesy of Sacred Art of Talents
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A full fabrication but still kind of cute.
15 July 2018 | by Stebaer4See all my reviews

Yes as we well know Jesus didn't really perform a first miracle until the wedding at Cana as well the way Jesus was even responding to his own Mother saying something "What Concern might that be of mine?"Then she said to the men "Go fill Jugs with water and do as he says."Then he had turned the water into wine. However it's still a cute presentation of Jesus as a child performing miracles like Turning clay pigeons into real pigeons and putting his hands into the water to make fish multiply as he would as a grown up multiply the fish and the bread in the baskets.A certain man seen throughout this movie was suspicious of him being the child who missed a certain unspeakable time,of which I just can't specify, and survives it. Anyhow all in all you've just got to watch and enjoy this for yourself sometime without me giving too much away about it. I saw this at Christmastime of 1989 on my local Channel 25 movie presentation.

Truthfully,Stephen "Steve" G. Baer a.k.a. "Ste" of Framingham,MA USA .

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