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The Miracle Maker (2000)

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The story of Jesus Christ.

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Murray Watts
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ralph Fiennes ... Jesus (voice)
Michael Bryant ... God / The Doctor (voice)
Julie Christie ... Rachel (voice)
Rebecca Callard ... Tamar (voice)
James Frain ... Thomas (voice)
Richard E. Grant ... John the Baptist (voice)
Ian Holm ... Pontius Pilate (voice)
William Hurt ... Jairus (voice)
Anton Lesser ... Herod (voice)
Daniel Massey ... Cleopas (voice)
Tim McInnerny ... Barabbas (voice)
Alfred Molina ... Simon the Pharisee (voice)
Bob Peck ... Joseph of Arimathea (voice)
Miranda Richardson ... Mary Magdalene (voice)
Antony Sher ... Ben Azra (voice)
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The story of Jesus Christ.

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Official Sites:

Bac Films [France] (French)

Country:

Russia | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 March 2000 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

A csodatevő See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£153,408 (United Kingdom), 2 April 2000, Limited Release
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Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Last movie of Bob Peck (Joseph of Arimathea). See more »

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Pontius Pilate: Who is he, and what has he done?
Ben Azra: Jesus, from Galilee.
Pontius Pilate: Jesus? Oh, is this the man?
Pharisee: He opposes paying taxes to Caesar!
Pontius Pilate: In other words he shares your opinion. And?
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Absolutely Fantastic Example of Good Animation!!
28 November 2001 | by Jimi-22See all my reviews

I woke up this morning to the alarm on my bedroom TV. I could hear familiar voices... Ralph Fiennes?... Richard E Grant?... William Hurt?... When I rubbed the sleep from my eyes, I realised that the program on BBC2 was an animated version on 'Jesus of Nazareth'.

Not being a particularly religious disposition, this was not the reason that prevented me from getting up out of my nice warm bed. Alas, it was the unbelievable animation that bedazzled me. I come from a design/multimedia background, and so I found this example of animation very interesting, and the more I watched it, the more I was amazed.

The flow of the animations; the realism of the characters' features; the expressions on their faces; the interlaced, drawn animation 'dream-sequences'; all these aspects aggregated to form a top class exhibition of animationary excellence.

And to top it all off, the dialogue and storyline were superbly written in a way that would appeal to young AND old. I a twenty-nine year old man, but I have to admit that watching this brought a tear to my eye, and a lump in my throat.

Whether this was an empathetic reaction to the plight of Jesus, or an inherent appreciation of the animation quality... one can only guess.

10 out of 10 (and I only caught the last half hour!!) I shall be ordering a copy of this on DVD as a Christmas present. Thats the easy part... the hard part is deciding which one of my four favourite neices to give it to!


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