He Who Must Die (1957)

12/28/1958 (US) Drama 2h 2m
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Greece, in the 1920s, is occupied by the Turks. The country is in turmoil with entire villages uprooted. The site of the movie is a Greek village that conducts a passion play each year. The leading citizens of the town, under the auspices of the Patriarch, choose those that will play the parts in the Passion. A stuttering shepherd is chosen to play Jesus. The town butcher (who wanted to be Jesus) is chosen as Judas. The town prostitute is chosen as Mary Magdalene. The rest of the disciples are also chosen. As the movie unfolds, the Passion Play becomes a reality. A group of villagers, uprooted by the war and impoverished, arrive at the village led by their priest. The wealthier citizens of the town want nothing with these people and manipulate a massacre. In the context of the 1920s, each of the characters plays out their biblical role in actuality.

  1. Jules Dassin


Top Billed Cast

  1. Jean Servais

    Jean Servais

    Priest Fotis

  2. Carl Möhner

    Carl Möhner


  3. Grégoire Aslan

    Grégoire Aslan


  4. Gert Fröbe

    Gert Fröbe


  5. Melina Mercouri

    Melina Mercouri


  6. Pierre Vaneck

    Pierre Vaneck


  7. Maurice Ronet

    Maurice Ronet


  8. Roger Hanin

    Roger Hanin


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He Who Must Die
He Who Must Die

Original Title Celui qui doit mourir

Status Released

Original Language French

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