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Alessandro D'Alatri directed this Italian drama about Jesus Christ, covering his childhood, adolescence, and early adulthood, an 18-year span not chronicled in the Bible. The film uses names of the period instead of names given in the Bible. The adult Jeoshua (Kim Rossi Stuart) reflects on past events -- his journey into the desert, baptism, acceptance into the Essenes' community, Jewish life in Galilee, his yeshiva studies, education from his father Josef (Omar Chenbod), and his spiritual growth. After seeing slavery, crucifixions, the stoning of an adulteress, and brutal Roman soldiers, Jeoshua turns to God for answers, leaves the village, and is betrayed by his friend Aziz (Said Taghmaoui), who leaves him to die in the desert. Issues such as carnality bring Jeoshua in conflict with the Essenes, yet he speaks out on behalf of the Essene David (popular Italian singer Lorenzo Cherubini).

  1. Alessandro D'Alatri

    Director

  2. Miro Silvera

    Writer

Top Billed Cast

  1. Kim Rossi Stuart

    Kim Rossi Stuart

    Jesus

  2. Boris Terral

    Boris Terral

    Johannes

  3. Kassandra Voyagis

    Kassandra Voyagis

  4. Saïd Taghmaoui

    Saïd Taghmaoui

    Aziz

  5. Jovanotti

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The Garden of Eden

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Original Title I giardini dell'Eden

Status Released

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  • September 25, 1998
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Original Language Italian

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