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Jesus (1999)

PG 12/05/1999 (US) HistoryDrama 4h
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The film is notable for presenting a more human Jesus, compared to more solemn portrayals in earlier films; here Jesus laughs and cries like anyone else. Among other things, he weeps at Joseph’s funeral, throws stones in Lake Galilee when meeting Simon Peter and James son of Zebedee for the first time, dances at the wedding at Cana, and starts a water-splashing fight with his disciples as well. Satan is portrayed as a man in modern dress (and as a woman in red). During his temptation of Jesus, he shows him the Earth from the vantage point of space. Satan also shows Jesus images of wars and destruction carried out in his name. The film adds an apocryphal Roman historian named “Livio” who watches and comments as events unfold; he is presumably named after Livy.

  1. Roger Young

    Director

  2. Suzette Couture

    Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  1. Jeremy Sisto

    Jeremy Sisto

    Jesus

  2. Debra Messing

    Debra Messing

    Maria Madalena

  3. Jacqueline Bisset

    Jacqueline Bisset

    Maria

  4. Gary Oldman

    Gary Oldman

    Poncio Pilatus

  5. Elena Sofia Ricci

    Elena Sofia Ricci

    Herodias

  6. Maria Cristina Heller

    Maria Cristina Heller

    Martha of Bethany

  7. Stefania Rocca

    Stefania Rocca

    Mary of Bethany

  8. Armin Mueller-Stahl

    Armin Mueller-Stahl

    José

  9. David O'Hara

    David O'Hara

    João Batista

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Jesus
Jesus

Status Released

Original Language English

Budget $20,000,000.00

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