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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.

Director:

Rodrigo García

Writer:

Rodrigo García
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Cast

Cast overview:
Ewan McGregor ... Jesus / Devil
Ciarán Hinds ... Father
Ayelet Zurer ... Mother
Tye Sheridan ... Son
Susan Gray Susan Gray ... Demonic Woman
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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.

Genres:

Adventure | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 June 2016 (Singapore) See more »

Also Known As:

Últimos días en el desierto See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Ayelet Zurer and Ewan McGregor also starred in 2009 blockbuster Angels and Demons See more »

Quotes

Jesus: That shooting star last night. You enjoyed that.
Jesus: It was a bore.
Jesus: Liar.
Jesus: I am a liar. That is the truth.
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Absorbing Tale
3 September 2016 | by larrys3See all my reviews

Despite its very slow pacing, I found this film to be an absorbing tale, with a concise and sharp screenplay from Colombian filmmaker Rodrigo Garcia, who also directed the movie.

Ewan McGregor does well in his portrayal of Yeshua (Jesus). who has entered the desert alone for prayer and reflection, trying to get in touch with his inner self and to also connect spiritually with his Father. McGregor has a dual role here, as he also plays The Demon (Satan), who taunts and tempts Yeshua along the way.

Yeshua, on his way to Jerusalem, encounters a family living in the desert, and the strong acting of each family member from Ciaran Hinds, Tye Sheridan, and Ayelet Zurer adds well to the mix, as well as the movie being enhanced by its spectacular cinematography.

Overall, if one doesn't mind the low-key and very deliberate pacing, there's an engrossing tale to be told here, buoyed by a fine cast and the no-frills writing of Garcia.


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