The Gospel of John (2003)
Directed by Philip Saville
Genres - Drama | Sub-Genres - Hagiography, Religious Epic | Release Date - Sep 26, 2003 (USA - Limited) | Run Time - 180 min. | Countries - Canada, United Kingdom | MPAA Rating - PG13
Synopsis by Andrea LeVasseur
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.
Christ [Jesus], scripture, crucifixion, Messiah, resurrection