A thumb up!
(This is yet another proof how for a good film one only needs a good script, a couple of talented actors, and an old house. No special effects. I.e. to use a piece of zen wisdom: these have to come from within... :))
We should not be like the high priests (who felt threatened by Jesus and forced Pilate to murder him brutally) in *any* way which we found objectionable. We should not be like Pilate who let such an injustice happen because of his own fear of scorn from Rome if there be unrests. We should not be as ignorant as the crowd (as if anyone cared what the crowd thought! Whenever did one care?!)
A lot in this movie was shown that we should not be like. That is a very tough imperative to fulfill. Nowdays, unfortunately, not much is different than in those old times. Many things are worse. And that's why Jesus's message is more needed then ever.
I am sure that this film will incite goodness in people. Or whatever little of it still exists.
A must-see-must-think-about film!
What makes it so excellent? Its wit, its humor, its realism, its charm, which is overwhelming, its superb (!) acting, so absent from those modern, stretched, fake, ardouous attempts to force the scenes and messages.
In those old days, I guess, the director was treating the audience as intelligent and able to think and discern for tmeselves, and so much was left for their own interpretation and interpolation. That gave this series so much extra charm. Nowdays, audience is treated as idiotic, and in need of most banal explicit explanations. They are looked differetnly and one can not detach himself from the suspicion that some quite different motivations are driving today's production.
This is an awfully nostalgic thing to watch. To those who would be able to understand and enjoy the sout Croatian dialect and its original peculiarities, will undoubtedly need a lot of tear-wiping tissues. At the end, you'll cry your shirt off!
Five stars! Most impressive. Fantastic.