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Last Days in the Desert (2015)

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An imagined chapter from Jesus' forty days of fasting and praying in the desert. On his way out of the wilderness, Jesus struggles with the Devil over the fate of a family in crisis.


Rodrigo García


Rodrigo García
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Cast overview:
Ewan McGregor ... Yeshua / The Demon
Susan Gray Susan Gray ... Demonic Woman
Tye Sheridan ... The Boy
Ciarán Hinds ... The Father
Ayelet Zurer ... The Mother


Ewan McGregor is Jesus - and the Devil - in an imagined chapter from his forty days of fasting and praying in the desert. On his way out of the wilderness, Jesus struggles with the Devil over the fate of a family in crisis, setting for himself a dramatic test.

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To prepare for his mission, the holy man went into the desert to fast and pray, and to seek guidance.


Adventure | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some disturbing images and brief partial nudity | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


Ewan McGregor portrays both the characters of Yeshua (Jesus) and Lucifer. As such, McGregor brought his long-time stunt double, Nash Edgerton, to learn and recite the lines opposite him while filming scenes wherein these two characters interact. See more »


[first lines]
Yeshua: Father, where are you? Father, speak to me.
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Crazy Credits

The four leads in this movie have been part of superhero films. But while Ewan McGregor (Bird of Prey), Ciarán Hinds (Justice League) and Ayelet Zurer (Man of Steel) are part of the DC Universe, Tye Sheridan (X-Men franchise) is part of Marvel's. See more »

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Last Days in the Desert
1 August 2016 | by jonathancolespiveySee all my reviews

The film is fiction. I don't think Jesus was written with a supernatural significance. Jesus Christ is the son of God. In this story, Christ was written as a holy man and never really identified as the son of God. I did like the humanity of the acting and the writing revealed humane qualities. The film needed the resurrection. It didn't have a faith based message without the resurrection. Christ lived a man's life and he died on the cross for our sins and was resurrected. The resurrection was left out, which gave it a stale ending. The resurrection is just as important as the crucifixion. I didn't like the fact that Jesus did not revive the old man (father). Jesus never let anything die around him. He walked in life and all death was resurrected around him. He was a man to bring death back to life. This was missing. I did not like that the director left that out. I don't consider it a Christian film, although it was interesting. Needs resurrecting.

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Release Date:

23 June 2016 (Singapore) See more »

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Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »


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Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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