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Risen (2016)

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In 33 AD, a Roman Tribune in Judea is tasked to find the missing body of Jesus Christ who rose from the dead.

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Kevin Reynolds

Writers:

Kevin Reynolds (screenplay), Paul Aiello (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joseph Fiennes ... Clavius
Tom Felton ... Lucius
Peter Firth ... Pilate
Cliff Curtis ... Yeshua
María Botto ... Mary Magdalene (as Maria Botto)
Luis Callejo ... Joses
Antonio Gil ... Joseph of Arimathea
Richard Atwill Richard Atwill ... Polybius
Stewart Scudamore ... Peter
Andy Gathergood ... Quintus
Stephen Hagan ... Bartholomew
Mish Boyko Mish Boyko ... John
Jan Cornet ... Thomas / Dydimus
Joe Manjón Joe Manjón ... Simon the Canaanite (as Joe Manjon)
Pepe Lorente Pepe Lorente ... Thaddeus
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Storyline

Follows the epic Biblical story of the Resurrection, as told through the eyes of a non-believer. Clavius, a powerful Roman Military Tribune, and his aide Lucius, are tasked with solving the mystery of what happened to Yahshua in the weeks following the crucifixion, in order to disprove the rumors of a risen Messiah and prevent an uprising in Jerusalem. Written by Sony Pictures

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Witness the manhunt that changed the course of human history


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Rated PG-13 for Biblical violence including some disturbing images | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 February 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Clavius See more »

Filming Locations:

Malta See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,801,271, 21 February 2016, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$36,874,745, 15 May 2016
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Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This topic about Christ resurrection has already been spoken about in 1985, with Damiano Damiani's "Inchiesta" aka The Inquiry. See more »

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Throughout the movie, Romans and Hebrews alike casually talk about Yahweh. On their way to Galilee, the Apostles even begin the Lord's prayer with "Yahweh, hallowed is your name." No Jew, Apostles included, would dare pronounce the name of God, except the High Priest in the Holy of Holies of the Temple in Jerusalem, and he would only do it once a year for Yom Kippur. Jewish people would use other terms, like "Adonai" (Lord), "Haqadosh" (The Holy One), and "Hashem" (The Name). See more »

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[first lines]
Inn Keeper: Roman, huh? That's a Tribune's ring?
Clavius: Yes.
Inn Keeper: Have you come far?
Clavius: [narrating as he remembers a battle in Judea] Thirty years the Roman Emperor Tiberius Caesar has ruled the wasteland of Judea and its people. As Tribune to Prefect Ponpiu Pilate, my task is to keep order in a city that is steeped in unrest. The Jews pray to their single God, Yahweh, for the arrival of the mystical Messiah. As their religious leader, the Sanhedrin try to keep an uneasy peace. But each day creates more ...
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Powerful Acting and Writing Give an Old Story New Perspective
19 February 2016 | by kris-127-901192See all my reviews

Risen is a well done action movie with strong writing of an old story in a fresh new way. Please don't waste your time picking apart the theology. All direct quotes from the Bible were accurate and powerfully depicted. It is a FICTIONAL account through the eyes of Pontius Pilate's right hand man (Roman tribune) Clavis. No, Jesus and the disciples did not hang out with a Roman after the resurrection. We all know that. It deviates from the Biblical story to show a different point of view and they do it graphically and with a great connection to the audience.

This movie pretty much picks up where "Passion of the Christ" left off. They unabashedly told the story from the end of the crucifixion into the full-on resurrection, into the ascension and traveled with Christ into Galilee with the disciples all the way to the ascension. Somehow it was not hokey or silly. They did it well. I highly recommend you go see it while it is still in theaters. The scenery was beautiful.


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