The Messiah (1975)

02/18/1976 (US) HistoryDrama 2h 20m


Rossellini takes numerous liberties with the original source material, rearranging and omitting events at will, presenting everything in a highly undramatic fashion. The film begins in the time of the Old Testament, allowing Rossellini to present the story of Jesus in its ancient, historic context.

  1. Roberto Rossellini

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Silvia D'Amico Bendicò


Top Billed Cast

  1. Pier Maria Rossi

    Pier Maria Rossi


  2. Mita Ungaro

    Mita Ungaro

    Virgin Mary

  3. Carlos de Carvalho

    John the Baptist

  4. Fausto Di Bella


  5. Vernon Dobtcheff

    Vernon Dobtcheff


  6. Antonella Fasano

    Maria Magdalena

  7. Jean Martin

    Jean Martin

    Pontius Pilate

  8. Toni Ucci

    Toni Ucci

    Herodes Antipas

  9. Vittorio Caprioli

    Vittorio Caprioli

    Herod the Great

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The Messiah
The Messiah

Original Title Il Messia

Status Released

Original Language Italian

Budget -

Revenue -


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