Close to Jesus: Giuda (TV 2000)

Gli amici di Gesu - Judas

The approach to Giuda (Judas) in this film is really interesting. A faithful disciple who would never think of betraying Jesus.

But the heart of Judas is slowly but surely turning against him (although he himself doesn't seem to know it).

He expects him to be the leader of a rebellion against the romans, someone who will establish a new kingdom.


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But even if this were to happen, his motives behind it would be out of selfish desires and not to free the people from the bondages of Caesar.

But despite all the wrong he's doing, he "truly" believes his betrayal will compel Jesus to use his power and establish His reign.

The whole concept of this "Judas" is sort of strange but there is a possibility that he did behave in this manner. May be.

Jesus:

We are seeing Jesus through the eyes of Judas and from this standpoint he appears to be a bit different from the Jesus we've read about in the Bible.

History Movie Data

Time:

Period:
Roman Empire

Place:
Jerusalem, Roman World

Reference Book:
The Bible

Notable Characters:
Jesus, Judas and the Disciples

Movie Details

Film Director:
Raffaele Mertes

MPAA Rating:
NR

Length:
94 Minutes

Genres:
Bible Movies
Roman History
Drama
Biography

Starring:
Enrico Lo Verso, Danny Quinn, Aglaia Szyszkowitz, Mathieu CarriĀre, Francesco Pannofino, Pierfrancesco Favino, Mehmet Gunsur, Shel Shapiro, Todd Carter, Hannes Jaenicke


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Often, Jesus seems out of place but noble, without much authority yet sincere. His portrayal is quite boring to say the least.

Pilate:

In the Bible Pilate meets Jesus when he is brought to him after having been captured, but in this film he looks and plots to capture Him the whole time while using the Jewish leadership to do so.

What's in the film

The film is simply much more different from the Biblical account but don't let this deter you from watching the rest of the Close to Jesus series though, they are really good.

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There are just a few historical accuracies in this film. The director seems to have gotten carried away with the whole idea that Judas meant well and did at all intend to bring any harm to Jesus.

Although the Bible doesn't really say much about Judas, it does show his corrupted heart from the early stages of Jesus' ministry.

A fact that lead him to gladly betray him. The Passion of the Christ does a much better job at portraying Judas.

But it is an interesting point of view.

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This movie greatly differs from the account written in the Bible.

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Offers a different perspective from that in the Bible.



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