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Mary Magdalene (2018)

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The story of Mary Magdalene.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Rooney Mara ... Mary Magdalene
Joaquin Phoenix ... Jesus
Chiwetel Ejiofor ... Peter
Tahar Rahim ... Judas
Ariane Labed ... Rachel
Denis Ménochet ... Daniel
Lubna Azabal ... Susannah
Tchéky Karyo ... Elisha
Charles Babalola ... Andrew
Tawfeek Barhom ... James
Ryan Corr ... Joseph
Uri Gavriel ... Philip
Shira Haas ... Leah
Tsahi Halevi ... Ephraim
Michael Moshonov ... Matthew
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Judea, 33 AD. Mary is a faithful young girl from the village of Magdala (close to Galilea Lake) unsure to follow the traditions and destiny reserved to the women, living only as wife and mother, in her wish to be free. After to reject a marriage proposal of Ephraim, a family friend, her brother Daniel and her father Elisha make her an exorcism in the belief that she is possessed by a demon. Trying to find a solution Elisha asks help Jesus, a healer who is earning fame between the Jews of the zone with his speeches about a kingdom of peace and love free of hate, tyranny, oppression and prosecution, to heal Mary and that finally she obeys and submits to their will. Astonished by the charisma, personality and words of Jesus, Mary decides to follow him despite the strong opposition of her family. She meets a few men who too walk with Jesus as Peter, Andrew, James, John and Judas, who have their personal interests and ideas about Jesus' words and his revolution. At the same time that Mary ... Written by Chockys

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16 March 2018 (UK) See more »

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Trapani, Sicily, Italy See more »

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shameful
8 April 2018 | by moisiuSee all my reviews

First time in my life that I feel the need to write a negative review... I suppose that the movie achieves its aim of being shocking while politically correct. Not a single actor looks semitic/middle-eastern. Most of cast have the "classical" blue eyes of 1st century Judeea (sarcasm) while the fathers of the Christian Church, Peter and Andrew... well... you will have to guess this one. JC is a fearful, incoherent, conflicted character and the apostles have not understood a sentence he said. Meanwhile the roman army casually wipes out villages for no apparent reason. For everybody's info, the roman army did not collect taxes, same as the the armed forces of today. In a nutshell this movie is an another ignorant and offensive depiction of people who, whether we believe their message or not, changed the world and who created the largest, most influential religion in the history of the Earth. So perhaps, they were not imbeciles.


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