It is the year 33 A.D. The Emperor Tiberius is troubled by strange phenomena, an earthquake and the sky turning black as an eclipse. His astrologers give him fair warning: their omens indicate that the world is in the throes of a great upheaval and that old gods have been annihilated. A new kingdom is about to rise in the East. The Emperor calls Tito Valerio Tauro, the most prominent investigator in Rome, back from his exile. He was ostracized years earlier because he had discovered too much regarding the death of the great Emperor Augustus, the predecessor of Tiberius. Tiberius entrusts Tauro with a mission that will require all his talent; should he conduct it successfully, his good name will be completely restored. He must discover the truth regarding the death sentence of a poor Judean rabbi. His name is Jesus of Nazareth and they say he has resurrected from the dead. Tiberius is convinced that it has something to do with the prophecies and the celestial omens that shook the world... Written by
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Afraid of attempts to kill him, the emperor Tiberius didn't allow anyone (with the exception, of course, of his hand-picked bodyguards) to carry arms in his presence. Yet, Titus Valerius has his sword on his left hip when on Capri. See more »
My wife and I really enjoyed this movie. The acting was good. The Plot interesting. The visuals stunning. I've read the other comments and while I agree that while the music wasn't on par with a Vangelis or Hans Zimmer score, it certainly did not detract from our overall enjoyment.
It's an Italian movie on a budget of 8 million euro. They spent it on costumes and extras. I hate a movie that doesn't have enough extras for the big battle scene (ie: Conan). The battle at the beginning was pretty good.
As an Italian movie, it has some of the "quirkiness" of those Eastwood "Spaghetti" Westerns. I noticed in two places the editing could have been smoother, but again, a good overall film.
I gave it a 9. Not because it is Oscar worthy but because it was enjoyable, i'd watch it again, and I'd invite friends. I won't do that for more than a couple of "oscar" winners.
Over all a good family movie that asks the question: What if?
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