The Passion of the Christ  (2004)



Director:  Mel Gibson

Starring:  James Caviezel (Jesus), Maia Morgenstern(Mary), Hristo Jivkov (John), Francesco De Vito (Peter), Monica Bellucci (Magdalen), Mattia Sbragia (Caiphas), Toni Bertorelli (Annas), Luca Lionello (Judas), Hristo Shopov (Pontius Pilate), Claudia Gerini (Claudia Procles), Fabio Sartor (Abenader), Giacinto Ferro (Joseph of Arimathea), Olek Mincer (Nicodemus), Sheila Mokhtari (Woman in Audience), Lucio Allocca (Old Temple Guard).


I have not seen the movie, but they says its emotionally moving.  The idea of a movie concentrating the majority of its time on the abuse of a human being is simply not my idea of fun.  And is it that helpful historically seeking to know all the many ways in which they tortured Jesus of Nazareth.  History is full of brutality, but I don't want to watch a movie concentrating almost exclusively on that feature.

Patrick Louis Cooney, Ph. D.


Historical Background:


See Jesus of Nazareth (1977).



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