Beginning before the Nativity and extending through the Crucifixion and Resurrection, this miniseries brings to life all the sweeping drama in the life of Jesus, as told by the Gospels.
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Top Rated TV #187 | Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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 Mary Magdalene 2 episodes, 1977
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 The Centurion 2 episodes, 1977
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 Simon Peter 2 episodes, 1977
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 Judas Iscariot 2 episodes, 1977
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 Herod Antipas 2 episodes, 1977
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 Virgin Mary 2 episodes, 1977
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 John the Evangelist 2 episodes, 1977
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 John the Baptist 2 episodes, 1977
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 The Adulteress / ... 2 episodes, 1977
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 Herodias 2 episodes, 1977
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 James II 2 episodes, 1977
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 Joseph of Arimathea 2 episodes, 1977
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 Nicodemus 2 episodes, 1977
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 Caiaphas 2 episodes, 1977
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 Pontius Pilate 2 episodes, 1977
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 Obessed Boy / ... 2 episodes, 1977
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 Various small roles 2 episodes, 1977
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Beginning before the Nativity and extending through the Crucifixion and Resurrection, this miniseries brings to life all the sweeping drama in the life of Jesus, as told by the Gospels.

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Jesús de Nazareth  »

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Second movie collaboration of veteran actors Ernest Borgnine and Anthony Quinn. The films were: Barabbas (1961), this miniseries, and High Risk (1981). See more »

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Full-immersion baptism, not sprinkling baptism, was in use at the time of Christ. See more »

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Version of The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965) See more »

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A masterpiece
19 May 2004 | by (Mallorca) – See all my reviews

A film with a prodigious baroque photography, a true homage to sacred art works in line of catholic tradition. Also this film is a personal view of Zeffirelli, who presents a Christ very human, although sometimes in mystical ecstasy but probably like must be a man who thinks that is a God. Zeffirelli message is than exceptical like Pasolini. Jesus Miracles are simple and criptical and can considered it. In this film there is philosophical conversation, in Pasolini only there a translation of "evangelio secondi di mateo" texts, like says the title. Dramatically is very better that Passolini. Robert Powell is incredible. The cinematography and illumination is the key for achieve that scenes that mix light and darkness. Atrezzo is totally realistic. Virtuoso and majesty. Perfect 10/10

My English is poor, I know it.


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