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Rated R · 126 min. · 2004

Drama

This depiction of the last 12 hours in the life of Jesus opens with his betrayal by Judas, his condemnation by the Pharisees and his appearance before Pontius Pilate. Pilate defers to King Herod, but Herod returns Jesus. Pilate then asks the crowd to choose between Jesus and Barrabas. The crowd chooses Barrabas. Pilate washes his hands of the matter, and Jesus is forced to carry the cross through the streets to Golgotha where Roman soldiers crucify him. Although Jesus briefly fears that God, his Father, has abandoned him, he regains his faith, proclaiming "Into Thy hands I command my spirit." At the moment of his death, nature itself over-turns.

Official Site: www.thepassionofthechrist.com/skip.html
Director: Mel Gibson
Writer: Benedict Fitzgerald and Mel Gibson
Producer: Bruce Davey, Mel Gibson and Stephen McEveety
Cast: James Caviezel, Monica Bellucci, Maia Morgenstern, Hristo Jivkov and Ivano Marescotti

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