The Gospel of John (2003)

Genres - Epic  |   Sub-Genres - Hagiography, Religious Epic  |   Release Date - Sep 26, 2003 (USA - Limited)  |   Run Time - 180 min.  |   Countries - Canada, UK  |   MPAA Rating - PG13
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Veteran British filmmaker Philip Saville directs the religious epic The Gospel of John, a production of the Canadian company Visual Bible International. This three-hour drama attempts to accurately follow the Gospel According to John, written sometime during the first century. The gospel contains four segments: an introduction to the nature of Jesus Christ; testimony by disciples and the presence of miracles; the Last Supper and crucifixion; and the appearance of the risen Christ. Henry Ian Cusick plays Jesus and Christopher Plummer provides voice-over narration. The Gospel of John was shown in a special presentation at the 2003 Toronto Film Festival.

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Christ [Jesus], scripture, crucifixion, Messiah, resurrection