The carpenter, Jesus of Nazareth, tormented by the temptations of demons, the guilt of making crosses for the Romans, pity for men and the world, and the constant call of God, sets out to find what God wills for Him. But as His mission nears fulfillment, He must face the greatest temptation; the normal life of a good man. Based, not on the Gospels, but on Nikos Kazantzakis' novel of the same name.Written by
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Reportedly, a church group offered to buy up all the prints of this movie for ten million dollars. Also, Campus Crusade for Christ's Bill Bright wanted to buy the negative of the picture from Universal Pictures so that it could be destroyed for good. See more »
The state of Mary Magdalene's robe when confronted by Jesus at the beginning. See more »
Mary, Mother of Jesus:
You're sure it's God and not the Devil? If it's the Devil, the Devil can be driven out.
What if it is God? You can't drive out God, can you?
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During the end credits, Peter Gabriel, composer for the film, credits all the people that used instruments for the music. See more »
I thought this movie was an excellent piece of film making. A fabulous score and stunning cinematography take us through the inner struggle of Jesus in accepting his role and his duty. It tells how he faced temptation, ridicule , torture and triumph. Before you burn my name in effigy for liking this movie, be open minded and just experience a good film. The "disclaimer" at the beginning of the movie says it all. It is not necessarily based on events in the Bible. Just as Jesus used parables as a way of teaching, this movie tells a story of a man's life and events that we can all somehow personally relate to. By the way, the portrayal of Satan was the best I've seen yet.
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