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Mary, Mother of Jesus (1999)

PG-13 | | Drama | TV Movie 14 November 1999
A believable telling of the life of Mary, the chosen by God, mother of Christ. The story follows Mary before conception, at the revealing of the impending birth by the angel Gabrie, and ... See full summary »

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Kevin Connor

Writer:

Albert Ross
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Christian Bale ... Jesus of Nazareth
Pernilla August ... Mary of Nazareth
Melinda Kinnaman ... Young Mary
David Threlfall ... Joseph of Nazareth
Simone Bendix Simone Bendix ... Mary Magdalene
John Shrapnel ... Simon
Edward Hardwicke ... Zachariah
Hywel Bennett ... Herod
Geraldine Chaplin ... Elizabeth
Toby Bailiff Toby Bailiff ... Young Jesus
Michael Mears Michael Mears ... John
Mark Jax Mark Jax ... Peter
Anna Mathias ... Anne
Robert Addie ... Pontius Pilate
Crispian Belfrage ... James the Great
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A believable telling of the life of Mary, the chosen by God, mother of Christ. The story follows Mary before conception, at the revealing of the impending birth by the angel Gabrie, and finally the birth of the Savior. Written by msbavette

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See Him Through Different Eyes

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 November 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mary & Jesus See more »

Filming Locations:

Budapest, Hungary

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(3 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The crucifixion scene shows the nails driven, as tradition would have it, through the palms of Jesus' hands. It takes two taps of the hammer to drive the nail through his right palm and three taps to drive it through his left. Many now believe that in Roman crucifixions, nails were driven through the wrists. See more »

Connections

Followed by In the Beginning (2000) See more »

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Exceptionally well-done
18 November 1999 | by shorsiesSee all my reviews

This movie was brilliantly made and delivered a profound message. I thought Pernilla August did a wonderful job of displaying emotions and being able to get an audience to empathize with her. Christian Bale's representation of Jesus was passionate and compelling. He did an excellent job of portraying Jesus in His later years and helping give viewers insight on what He went through. I enjoyed the idea of this movie putting emphasis on the relationship of Mary and Jesus, showing that even the most powerful person of all time remembers His mother and to love and care for her the way she did from the moment He was born. This movie was definitely unique and I hope to see more that are as great as this.


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