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The Nativity Story (2006)

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A drama that focuses on the period in Mary and Joseph's life where they journeyed to Bethlehem for the birth of Jesus.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Mary
... Joseph
... Anna
... Joaquim
... Herod
... Elizabeth
... Zechariah
... The Angel Gabriel
... Melchior
... Balthasar
Stefan Kalipha ... Gaspar
... Antipas
Farida Ouchani ... Ruth
Saïd Amadis ... Tero
Maria Giovanna Donzelli ... Mary's Friend
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Storyline

In Nazareth, teenager Mary is betrothed to the local carpenter, Joseph. Mary is visited by an angel and told that she will fulfill a prophecy and as a virgin give birth to God's son, the savior of the world. Mary's pregnancy brings her the scorn of the community and Joseph struggles to believe her seemingly outlandish story. Meanwhile, a census forces every man and his family to return to his place of birth. Joseph and Mary set out on a long and arduous journey to Bethlehem. This story is based on the Biblical account of the birth of Jesus Christ. Written by L. Hamre

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One family . One journey. One child...who would change the world forever. See more »

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Drama | Family | History

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some violent content | See all certifications »

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1 December 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Nativity  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,849,304, 3 December 2006, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$37,629,831, 18 January 2007

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$46,432,264, 17 August 2008
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2.35 : 1
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Keisha Castle-Hughes appeared the previous year in Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005), while Oscar Isaac later appeared in Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015). Isaac's first scene was opposite Max von Sydow, who played Jesus in The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965). See more »

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Numerous Roman soldiers are shown with beards or shabby facial hair. At this time, the Romans considered body hair to be barbaric and therefore it was forbidden. See more »

Quotes

Mary: You believe me?
Joseph: Yes, the angel came to me in my dream.
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Connections

Version of The Nativity (1978) See more »

Soundtracks

In Rosa Vernat Lilium
(The Rose and the Lily)
Music by Mychael Danna
Lyrics by Elizabeth Danna
Performed by Azam Ali
Azam Ali appears courtesy of Six Degrees Records
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Beautiful version of the greatest story ever told
19 December 2006 | by See all my reviews

This movie is a beautiful movie to take one's family to. If you believe in the Virgin Birth of Jesus this is a faithful retelling (with the exception of the Magi) of the biblical story.

The writing, costumes and acting are all top notch. I was very impressed with the presentation of the story of the conception of Jesus, and Mary and Joseph's reactions to this dumbfounding turn of events in their ordinary lives. Can you even imagine a 13-14 year old Jewish girl in that time, being told by an angel of God that she is to bear the Messiah, she will become the Mother of God? This movie shows the very human sides of Mary and Joseph and the difficulties they must have encountered while preparing for the 2nd most monumental event in history, the birth of Christ (the greatest event of course was His Passion and Resurrection).

I loved this movie and hope everyone can enjoy it!


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