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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.



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Cast overview:
... Jesus / Devil
... Father
... Mother
... Son
Susan Gray ... Demonic Woman


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

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

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Release Date:

23 June 2016 (Singapore)  »

Also Known As:

Últimos días en el desierto  »

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2.35 : 1
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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 »


Jesus: Why do you live here?
Father: Because the desert is ruthless. It strips you of your vanities, your illusions and gives you the opportunity to see yourself for who you are.
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No connection or resonance with me
1 August 2016 | by See all my reviews

This film tells the imagined story of Jesus, and his 40 days of travels in the desert, fasting and praying before his sacrifice for humankind. He meets a family with troubles, and tries to offer a helping hand.

To be honest, I would not have watched "Last Days in the Desert" if it wasn't for Ewan McGregor in the film. After just five minutes, I was thoroughly bored and wished I hadn't started watching it. It shows Ewan McGregor walking around in the desert, in a dull and monotonous environment. There is hardly any dialog until he meets the family. Even then, there is still hardly anything happening. There are very long waits between dialogues, and basically very long waits before anything happens. I sat through the film and was bored by the dullness of the film. The only scene that had a little resonance with me was the scene where the father asked the son a riddle. Otherwise, the rest of the entire film just did not connect or resonate with me at all.

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