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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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... Clavius
... Lucius
... Pilate
... Yeshua
... Mary Magdalene (as Maria Botto)
... Joses
... Joseph of Arimathea
Richard Atwill ... Polybius
... Peter
... Quintus
... Bartholomew
Mish Boyko ... John
... Thomas / Dydimus
... Simon the Canaanite (as Joe Manjon)
Pepe Lorente ... Thaddeus
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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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19 February 2016 (USA)  »

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$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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2.35 : 1
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In 2013, Kevin Reynolds was set as a director for the planned project The Resurrection of Jesus Christ, a mystery thriller film and an unofficial sequel to The Passion of the Christ (2004) set to depict the events surrounding the 40 days following Christ's resurrection in a script written by Paul Aiello. See more »

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Early in the film, Clavius is depicted alongside many Roman soldiers doing battle with zealots just outside Jerusalem, led by a man named Barabbas. Assuming this Barabbas is likely the same zealot mentioned in the New Testament freed by Pontius Pilate in place of the condemned Yeshua, there is no realistic way for him to have been in both places (being freed from the Fortress Antonia and doing battle with Romans in the desert) at the same time, as this could have only happened a few hours prior to the start of the film. 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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Featured in The Saturday Show: Episode #1.21 (2016) See more »

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Awesome movie. Kind of took me by surprise.
19 February 2016 | by See all my reviews

I just came back from seeing Risen, and I have to say, I was actually impressed. This is a very well made movie. They handled the biblical story respectfully, while taking creative license in a way that maintained the spirit and overall message of the gospel. To anyone else considering making another film based on the bible, please take note of this film. This is how it's done. No rock creatures to be found here. Just a wonderful film that tells the story with excellence and dignity. I absolutely loved this movie, and fought tears during the 2nd half. I eventually lost that battle, and I heard other sniffles in the audience as well. So be prepared. (By the way, someone please nominate that Roman guard in tavern for an award.)


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