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The Friends of Jesus - Judas (2001)

Gli amici di Gesù - Giuda (original title)
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PILATE and the Roman legate VETURIUS look on worriedly as JESUS is celebrated as the new messiah in Jerusalem, fearing an uprising. Veturius decides to have Jesus arrested as soon as a ... See full summary »

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Raffaele Mertes, Elisabetta Marchetti (co-director)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Enrico Lo Verso ... Judas
Danny Quinn ... Jesus
Aglaia Szyszkowitz Aglaia Szyszkowitz ... Sarah
Mathieu Carrière ... Pilatus
Francesco Pannofino ... Pietro
Pierfrancesco Favino ... Simone
Mehmet Günsür ... Giovanni
Shel Shapiro Shel Shapiro ... Otoniel
Todd Carter Todd Carter ... Caifa
Hannes Jaenicke ... Joseph of Arimathea
Matt Patresi ... Barabba
Giovanni Micoli Giovanni Micoli ... Gesta
Omar Lahlou Omar Lahlou ... Disma
Cyrus Elias Cyrus Elias ... Padre di Giuda
Athina Cenci Athina Cenci ... Madre di Giuda
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PILATE and the Roman legate VETURIUS look on worriedly as JESUS is celebrated as the new messiah in Jerusalem, fearing an uprising. Veturius decides to have Jesus arrested as soon as a suitable opportunity presents itself. JUDAS is delighted by the reception Jesus is receiving, and quickly wants to win over the influential merchants to the cause # which would make him the king and the liberator of the Jews. When Judas meets his fiancé SARAH, she asks him for money, saying her brother has been arrested but that his freedom can be bought with cash. Sarah is lying, however: the money is to bribe the palace guards so that JESTA, her brother, and BARABBAS can assassinate the Roman governor. Judas doesn't give her any money as it belongs to the disciples. The next day Jesus drives all the moneylenders out of the temple and incurs the full wrath of the city's merchants and high priests. Judas looks on worriedly as Jesus' rash behavior makes him enemies. He now takes the 30 pieces of silver ... Written by Anonymous

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

11 April 2001 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Close to Jesus See more »

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The scourging of Jesus depicted in this movie may be unique in that it shows Jesus being whipped on his chest rather than his back. See more »

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Follows Jeremiah (1998) See more »

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2 September 2017 | by gregorijaSee all my reviews

Just because it isn't in the Bible, doesn't mean it didn't happen. And just because it's in this movie, doesn't mean it did. The Bible contains very little background and details about Judas' life. This movie is simply an exploration in what might have happened beyond what The Bible tells us. Relax, Christians.


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