However, Herod returns Jesus to Pilate who, in turn, gives the crowd a choice between which prisoner they would rather to see set free--Jesus, or Barrabas. Realizing that his own decision will cause him to become embroiled in a political conflict, Pilate defers to King Herod in deciding the matter of how to persecute Jesus. Jesus is brought before Pontius Pilate, the Roman Governor of Palestine, for his sentencing. Although, it could never compare to the real happenings… It is still yet a heart wrenching movie that reaches out to all that could never imagine. Thank you Mel Gibson for your portrayal…well done! You have to believe in something even if its your own self… everyone believes in something…and with the answer to that one question, will lead you to God.
Pilate listens to the accusations leveled at Jesus by the Pharisees. Depicts the final twelve hours in the life of Jesus of Nazareth, on the day of his crucifixion in Jerusalem. Thus, Jesus is handed over to the Roman soldiers and is brutally flagellated. Director Mel Gibson received much criticism from critics and audiences for his explicit depiction of and focus on violence and on christs suffering, especially on the part of the jewish community. There, the leaders of the Pharisees confront him with accusations of blasphemy; subsequently, his trial results with the leaders condemning him to his death.
Betrayed by Judas Iscariot, the controversial Jesus--who has performed 'miracles' and has publicly announced that he is 'the Son of God'--is arrested and taken back within the city walls of Jerusalem. Thus, Pilate washes his hands of the entire dilemma, ordering his men to do as the crowd wishes. There, more corporal cruelty takes place as Jesus is nailed to the cross--suffering, he hangs there, left to die. Wonderful movie and goes by the book just as I would expect. Storyline: A depiction of the last twelve hours in the life of Jesus of Nazareth, on the day of his crucifixion in Jerusalem. Whipped and weakened, Jesus is presented with the cross and is ordered to carry it through the streets of Jerusalem, all the way up to Golgotha.
. The films languages are Arabic, Latin and Hebrew and its actors are laymen which was controversially received as well. Also, for those that choose not to believe in God, you must ask yourself, yes or no? Bloody and unrecognizable, he is brought back before Pilate who, once again, presents him to the thirsty crowd--assuming they will see that Jesus has been punished enough. At the moment of his death, nature itself over-turns. Initially, in his dazed suffering, Jesus is alarmed that he has been abandoned by God his father. The crowd, however, is not satisfied.
The story opens in the Garden of Olives where Jesus has gone to pray after the Last Supper. The crowd chooses to have Barrabas set free. . . . .
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