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Release Date: October 27th, 2006

DVD Release Date: January 9th, 2007

PG-13|1 hr 28 min

Plot Summary
In this biblical reinterpretation, a passionate black religious leader known as Jesus of Nazareth (Jean-Claude La Marre) must face the dual specters of religious and racial persecution. With the Roman army on their trail, Jesus, John (Akiva David), Judas (Johann Jean) and the rest of the disciples take refuge in a remote mountain home. As the group breaks bread together, a Jewish council troubled by Jesus' race and influence sets out to silence him once and for all.

Cast: Jean-Claude La Marre, Johann Jean, Debbi Morgan, Elya Baskin, David Gianopoulos, Jacinto Taras Riddick, Akiva David, J.R. Dziengel

Director: Jean-Claude La Marre

Genres: Drama

Keywords: Melodramatic, Sacrifice, Quest

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Filled with close-ups of Jesus and his apostles (all the better to hide the absence of elaborate period sets), mixing quotes from the Scripture with flat exposition, this low-budget affair is earnest and, alas, more than a little bit cartoonish. show more

  • This is not a film for neophytes: It proceeds from the assumption that the viewer is familiar with the events and people of Jesus' life, and is probably right in doing so: Its intended audience is seriously Christian. show more

  • Save for Jesus' skin color, which he shares with some of his fellow Jews, little about the story is re-imagined or re-evaluated. show more

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