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The Final Inquiry (2006)

L'inchiesta (original title)
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In 35 A.D., a Roman tribune is sent to Palestine to investigate the death and possible resurrection of a certain Jesus from Nasareth.

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Giulio Base

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Suso Cecchi D'Amico (story), Ennio Flaiano (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Daniele Liotti ... Tito Valerio Tauro
Dolph Lundgren ... Brixos
Mónica Cruz ... Tabitha
Hristo Shopov Hristo Shopov ... Pontius Pilate
Christo Jivkov ... Stefano
Ornella Muti ... Mary of Magdalene
F. Murray Abraham ... Nathan
Max von Sydow ... Tiberius
Anna Kanakis ... Claudia Procula
Enrico Lo Verso ... Shimon Peter
Fabrizio Bucci Fabrizio Bucci ... Jesus
Maria Pia Calzone ... Mary, Mother of Jesus
Vincenzo Bocciarelli ... Caligola
Roberto Negri Roberto Negri ... Aulus Fuscus
Ciro Esposito Ciro Esposito ... Stefano the Disciple
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Storyline

It is the year 33 A.D. The Emperor Tiberius is troubled by strange phenomena, an earthquake and the sky turning black as an eclipse. His astrologers give him fair warning: their omens indicate that the world is in the throes of a great upheaval and that old gods have been annihilated. A new kingdom is about to rise in the East. The Emperor calls Tito Valerio Tauro, the most prominent investigator in Rome, back from his exile. He was ostracized years earlier because he had discovered too much regarding the death of the great Emperor Augustus, the predecessor of Tiberius. Tiberius entrusts Tauro with a mission that will require all his talent; should he conduct it successfully, his good name will be completely restored. He must discover the truth regarding the death sentence of a poor Judean rabbi. His name is Jesus of Nazareth and they say he has resurrected from the dead. Tiberius is convinced that it has something to do with the prophecies and the celestial omens that shook the world... Written by anonymous

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Rated PG-13 for violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

4 April 2007 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Bulgaria See more »

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Budget:

€8,000,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

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1.85 : 1
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Remake of the 1986 film directed by Damiano Damiani, starring Keith Carradine, Harvey Keitel and Phyllis Logan. See more »

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In the early scene in which Tito Valerio Tauro leaves Tiberius on the isle of Capri, the film is being run backwards because the fire and smoke on the upper right of the scene is going into the fire, not up and away from it . See more »

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"I wish just once . . "
3 August 2008 | by jmatrixrenegadeSee all my reviews

I want to comment on what someone already said.

The comment was upset at treatment of Jewish practice portrayed in the film. However, the rules on adultery and trials, well ... if you want to be upset, be upset at the gospels.

The gospels portrayed the trial as a crooked rush job. Likewise, the stoning for adultery (and in the past, rural areas did not always strictly follow the dictates of the law) was referenced in a favorite scene in the Bible as well. The Bible had no "backstory" underlining that really the stoning in practice was a last result and rarely done practice. We were meant to see it as barbaric, the crowd driven more by passion than reason (before Jesus came around to guilt them).

In fact, some gospels had various scenes that put Jewish practice in bad light. At times unfairly. For instance, the money-changing in the temple -- you needed that to allow people from all over to have the right sort of coin to give their offering. It surely had some bad flavor, but it was not just about a "band of thieves." Lashing out like Jesus did kinda suggests why some thought the guy a tad bit dangerous especially in an age of rebels and revolts.

If one wants a "historical" reflection of what "actually" happened, which honestly would be not a bad way to go, they wouldn't be as reliant on scripture and all. The conceit of this movie also would not really be possible, to be totally honest about it.


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