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Directed by: Mel Gibson

Produced: 2003

Countries & Regions: United States

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Certificate: 18

Format: DVD

Region: Region 2

Released: 31 August 2004

Cat No: 10001243

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Languages(s): English, English
Hard of Hearing Subtitles: English
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Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Surround

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The Passion Of The Christ

Cast: Monica Bellucci , Jim Caviezel , Sergio Rubini , Maia Morgenstern , Claudia Gerini , Toni Bertorelli , Roberto Bestazzoni , Francesco Cabras , Giovanni Capalbo , Rosalinda Celentano , Emilio De Marchi , Francesco de Vito

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Mel Gibson directs this highly controversial and brutally visceral film about the suffering of Jesus Christ in the twelve hours leading up to his crucifixion. Betrayed by Judas Iscariot, Jesus is arrested and accused by the Pharisees of blasphemy, punishable by death. He is handed over to Roman soldiers who flagellate him until he is unrecognisable, then ordered to carry the heavy wooden cross through the streets of Jerusalem to Golgotha, where he is nailed to the cross. As he dies he experiences his last temptation: to momentarily doubt the presence of God, his Father, and to ask if he has been forsaken.

This is the first film of the life of Christ which I liked.

Though people argue it does not portray his entire life and doctrine, I think that it does. In fact, during the passion, we have several glimpses of his prior life and events that marked it, in which one can hear his teachings to people and his followers, such as the apostles.

If it wasn't so, I think that the mere fact of the passion itself demonstrates clearly his principles, strength, his convictions, his selfawareness, his capacity to endure suffering, his 'resignation'.

Besides, the film faithfully follows the scriptures, because we can witness some events not directly concerning the life or the passion of Christ. The fact that the film language is both Aramaic and latin gives it a great sense of realism.

Jim Caviezel is great, and Mel Gibson even better as a director. He had already shown us his hability as director in 'William Wallace', and this film confirms it. Great directing, photography, scenario, wardrobe.

Don't miss it, but one must be prepared fot the violence of the passion itself, though I think the real passion should have been something like that. I also think that Gibson does not exploit the suffering, he merely portrays it.

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