The Gospel of John

The Gospel of John (2003)

Genres - Biography, Drama, Fantasy, History  |   Sub-Genres - Biographical Film  |   Release Date - Sep 26, 2003  |   Run Time - 180 min.  |   Countries - United States of America  |   MPAA Rating - PG-13
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The Gospel of John is a 2003 film that is the story of Jesus' life as recounted by the Gospel of John. It is a motion picture that has been adapted for the screen on a word-for-word basis from the American Bible Society's Good News Bible. This three-hour epic feature film follows John's Gospel precisely, without additions to the story from other Gospels, or omission of complex passages. This film was created by a constituency of artists from Canada and the United Kingdom, along with academic and theological consultants from around the world. The cast was selected primarily from the Stratford Shakespeare Festival and Soulpepper Theatre Company, as well as Britain's Royal Shakespeare Company and Royal National Theatre. The musical score, composed by Jeff Danna and created for the film, is partially based on the music of the Biblical period. The film was produced by Visual Bible International. The film is narrated by Christopher Plummer and stars Scottish-Peruvian actor Henry Ian Cusick as Jesus. Others cast include British actors Stuart Bunce (John), Richard Lintern (Leading Pharisee), Scott Handy (John the Baptist), Lynsey Baxter (Mary Magdalene), and Canadian actors Diego Matamoros (Nicodemus), Stephen Russell (Pontius Pilate), Daniel Kash (Simon Peter), Cedric Smith (Caiaphas) and Nancy Palk (Samaritan Woman). The film was directed by Philip Saville and co-produced by Canadian producer Garth Drabinsky and British producer Chris Chrisafis. Executive producers were Sandy Pearl, Joel B. Michaels, Myron Gottlieb and Martin Katz. Also involved were screenwriter John Goldsmith, production designer Don Taylor, sound mixer David Lee, makeup artist Trefor Proud, costume designer Debra Hanson, and director of photography and film editors Miroslaw Baszak and Michel Arcand. The filming production was shot in Toronto, Ontario, and Almeria, Andalucia, Spain.

Movie Info

Budget

$10,000,000

Box Office

$4,078,741

Tags

Christian, Jesus Christ, Miracle, Spiritual/Religious

Attributes

Based On: Gospel of John
Filming Location: Almería
Narrative Location: Israel

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Alternate Titles

Das Johannes Evangelium - Der Film
DE
Evanjelium podla Jána
SK
János evangéliuma
HU
Johanneksen evankeliumi
FI
Johannesevangeliet
FI, NO
L'Évangile de Jean
FR
O Evangelho Segundo João
BR
O Evangelho Segundo S. João
PT
Opowieść o Zbawicielu
PL
The Gospel of John
ES, SE, US
The Life of Jesus
CA
The Visual Bible: The Gospel of John
, AU, CA, FR, IT, PH, GB
The Visual Bible: The Gospel of John (2003)
US
Візуальна Біблія: Євангеліє від Івана
UA
Евангелие от Иоанна
RU
Евангелието на Йоан
BG
新約聖書 ~ヨハネの福音書~
JP