About

Jesus, a humble Judean carpenter beginning to see that he is the son of God, is drawn into revolutionary action against the Roman occupiers by Judas -- despite his protestations that love, not violence, is the path to salvation. The burden of being the savior of mankind torments Jesus throughout his life, leading him to doubt.

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Directed by

Martin Scorsese

Written by

Paul Schrader (Screenplay)
Martin Scorsese (Screenplay)
Jay Cocks (Screenplay)
Nikos Kazantzakis (Novel)

Runtime

164 minutes

Country

United States of America, Canada

Language

English

Cast

Keywords

christianity cross roman crucifixion spirituality traitor temptation longing moral conflict mary magdalene

Photos

Lists

#798 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

Awards

Oscar nomination for Best Director Martin Scorsese