The Passion of the Christ (2004 Gibson), film
From 4 Enoch: The Online Encyclopedia of Second Temple Judaism
The Passion of the Christ (2004) is a film directed by Mel Gibson.
Focuses on the last twelve hours in the life of Jesus of Nazareth. In the Garden of Gethsemane near the Mount of Olives, Jesus is betrayed by Judas Iscariot. Jesus is condemned to death for blasphemy and brought before Pontius Pilate, the Roman governor of Judea, for sentencing. The roaring crowd demands his death, so Pilate orders his crucifixion. Jesus is severely beaten and made to carry his cross up to Golgotha, the hill outside Jerusalem, where he is nailed to the cross. With his mother looking on, he dies. -- From Publisher description
One of the greatest hits of the 2000s, it generated a lot controversy for its ultra-conservative agenda and the violence of its images, as well as accusations of antisemitism for its emphasis on the malicious role of Jews in the killing of Jesus. Based on a harmony of the four canonical gospels, the work was heavily influenced by the visions of Maria de Agreda and especially, Anne Catherine Emmerich; see Mística Ciudad de Dios: Vida de la Virgen Madre de Dios (1670 Maria de Agreda), vision, and Das bittere Leiden unseres Herrn Jesu Christi (1833 Emmerich, Brentano), vision.
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Produced in the United States (2004). Released in DVD (20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, 2004).