Tuesday, November 17, 2009

The Passion

Film: Christ's Passion
Genre: Drama
Director: Mel Gibson
Actors: James Caviezel (AKA Jim Caviezel), Monica Bellucci, Maïa Morgenstern, Francesco Cabras, Rosalinda Celentano, Claudia Gerini, Ivano Marescotti, Sergio Rubini, Hristo Jivkov

Year 30 AD. In the Roman province of Palestine, an obscure Jewish carpenter named Jesus of Nazareth began to teach publicly and to proclaim the arrival of the "kingdom of God." For centuries, the Jewish people had expected the appearance of a promised deliverer known as the Messiah-a figure who would restore their ancient dignity, and free their sacred homeland from all evil and suffering. In the minds of many, Jesus appeared to be the Messiah. Surrounded by a core group of twelve disciples, Jesus began to attract a massive following of people of Galilee and Judea, who eventually praised him as their Messiah and King. At the same time, Jesus also had many enemies in Jerusalem. The Sanhedrin, a governing senate composed of the Jewish priests and Pharisees, conspired to put Jesus to death. With the help of Judas Iscariot, a member of the inner circle of Jesus, the Sanhedrin succeeded in arresting Jesus, handing the Roman secular authorities on unsubstantiated charges of treason against Rome. Although Jesus explained that his kingdom was heavenly and spiritual, the Roman procurator Pontius Pilate, faced with the possibility of a riot, ordered that Jesus of the city and crucified as a common criminal.

In my opinion the movie "Passion of Christ" relates quite well the passion and death of Jesus, in his last hours of life. I think it also shows too many violent scenes, where the author's goal to create a totally realistic movie about what happened at that time.

Student name: Constanza Bidegain
Class: 5º Humanístico

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