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Mary Magdalene (2018)

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Twelve men heard and spread the message of Jesus. Only one woman understood it.

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Garth Davis
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Cast

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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Storyline

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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Her story will be told.

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Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some bloody and disturbing images | See all certifications »

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Language:

English | Hebrew

Release Date:

16 March 2018 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Mary Magdalene See more »

Filming Locations:

Trapani, Sicily, Italy See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$46,646, 14 April 2019

Gross USA:

$124,741

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$11,710,110
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2.20 : 1
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Trivia

Although he plays Jesus Christ, the defining figure in Christianity, Joaquin Phoenix is an atheist in real life. See more »

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Mary Magdalene: The world will only change if we change.
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I am agnostic and this nearly made me have a come to Jesus moment
3 July 2018 | by aerystablueSee all my reviews

I do not believe in the bible or organized religion. I watched this movie because I love period movies and Joaquin Phoenix. It was so subtle. It did not beat you over the head with blood and pain like Passion of the Christ did. It showed Jesus conflicted, sad, angry, and scared. He somberly walked to his final days. He accepted a woman despite protests. Though the dialogue was sparse, I felt it more profoundly than any church sermon I have ever sat through. I was moved to sobs several times, especially in today's political climate. The acting was perfect, the scenery breath taking and it was beautifully quiet movie, definitely worth the watch.


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