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The Hunt for the Hidden Relic (2002)

Das Jesus Video (original title)
Steffen Vogt is helping out at a German archaeological excavation in Israel when he finds a 2,000-year-old skeleton holding the instructions for a video camera dating from the year 2003. ... See full summary »

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Sebastian Niemann
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Matthias Koeberlin Matthias Koeberlin ... Steffen
Naike Rivelli ... Sharon
Manou Lubowski ... Yehoshua
Hans Diehl Hans Diehl ... Scafaro
Dietrich Hollinderbäumer ... John Kaun
Heinrich Giskes Heinrich Giskes ... Professor Willfort
Robinson Reichel ... Roland Jung
Klaus Grünberg Klaus Grünberg ... Man with broken nose
Pierre Semmler Pierre Semmler ... Christopher
Frank Scharl Frank Scharl ... Ryan
Mario Holetzeck Mario Holetzeck ... Dan
Gode Benedix Gode Benedix ... Dr. Simmon (as Gode Bendix)
Torsten Jerabek Torsten Jerabek ... Agent 1
Andreas Cremer Andreas Cremer ... Agent 2
Dounia Tazi Dounia Tazi ... Ausgrabungshelferin
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Storyline

Steffen Vogt is helping out at a German archaeological excavation in Israel when he finds a 2,000-year-old skeleton holding the instructions for a video camera dating from the year 2003. The bones also show traces of the present day. His theory of a time-traveler who made a video of Jesus is laughed at by everyone, however, including Sharon, an attractive Israeli woman he adores. Although no one appears to believe him, his find certainly seems to have generated interest: Steffen is attacked shortly afterwards in his hotel room by strange men; then he discovers that the German embassy and the secret service are after him; and when his friend Dan is murdered, he goes into hiding. His only true ally is Sharon. Steffen's theory seems to be correct: financier and time-travel expert Kaun turns up at the excavations in person and carries out several elaborate subterranean measurements at the Wailing Wall where he believes the camera has been hidden. He is assisted by the head of the ... Written by Anonymous

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An adventure that started 2000 years ago...


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence | See all certifications »
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Country:

Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

5 December 2002 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

The Hunt for the Hidden Relic See more »

Filming Locations:

Casablanca, Morocco See more »

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Budget:

$4,500,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

One of the two helicopters on the chase near the end, the white and orange one, has a Spanish registration number: EC-FJA. Just some months after the release of the movie, this helicopter suffered an accident while performing fire-fighting tasks. Fortuntelly, all 7 on board escaped unharmed, but the main rotor caught fire and the whole aircraft was destroyed on this new fire. See more »

Goofs

When researching about the camera, it is revealed that its release date lies three years in the future. It is quite impossible that the camera's specifications and its manual are already on the web-page of the manufacturer. See more »

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read it before you watch it
14 December 2007 | by bartek-michalskiSee all my reviews

if you love the book, the movie is good to see to make a comparison. People who do not know the original novel, most likely, will not enjoy the movie. It's flat, died-and-ran-away, and "what is it all about?". I agree you can't make a good 2,5h motion picture out of excellent! >600 pages twist and turn (and "make me think") story. Watch it on your own risk, but don't come back and complain until you read the original. ...

well done from technical side..., no complains about actors'es play, pity the director focused only on "run for your life" scenes, but as it seems a quite low budget movie (so don't expect any FX to remember), sounds as a nice event for an evening (if you red a book before - otherwise go and see "Mummy ..." series"). Veni, Vidi, flushed....

I loved to see it as the book is in my Top 10 "Sci-Fi" list.... go and spend a week to find what is it all about.


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