Mary Magdalene, Gli amici di Gesu (TV 2000)

It's not hard to feel the pain Mary Magdalene experienced (according to the film).

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Much thought must have gone into building around this broken life from the small glimpse shown in the Gospel books.

In this part of Close to Jesus, the director shows us the life of a confused woman in search for happiness but who's looking for it in all the wrong places.

The deceitfulness of life has enslaved her and she can't seem to get out.

John the baptist and her girl servant, according to this story, are the only voices of reason in her life.

None of this is in the Bible, of course, but it does show how easily a broken life continues to fall into the deceitfulness of the world.

History Movie Data

Time:

Period:
Roman Empire

Place:
Roman World, Jerusalem

Reference Book:
The Bible (Here's my favorite version from Amazon)
The Narrated Bible in Chronological Order (NIV)

Notable Characters:
John the Baptist, Jesus

Movie Details

Film Director:
Raffaele Mertes

MPAA Rating:
NR

Length:
94 Minutes

Genres:
Bible Movies
Roman History
Drama
Biography

Starring:
Maria Grazia Cucinotta, Massimo Ghini, Giuliana de Sio, Gottfried John, Nathalie Caldonazzo, Roberta Armani, Benjamin Sadler, Thure Riefenstein, Ambra Angiolini, Vittorio Amandola, Danny Quinn, Imanol Arias

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What's in the film / What to watch out for

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Most of the plot is pure imagination but well adapted.

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Very well made film.

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Not ok for kids.

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Compelling plot and beautiful setting.

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There is plenty of fondling and passionate kissing.

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Not ok for immature audiences. There is constant derogation of Mary.

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Acceptable.

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None to be concerned about.

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Will need parental guidance and much explaining but ok for ages 15 and up.

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Great forgiveness lesson.

Movie clearly illustrates that it is easier to follow Jesus and find love, acceptance and forgiveness regardless of past mistakes.

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Good to watch and talk about the contrast between life with Christ and life without Him.

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Jesus continues to be the greatest role model and is portrayed well here. Quite different from the portrayal in Judas.

The story flows pretty well. We really loved the settings, costumes and cast.


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