The Gospel of John

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The Gospel of John takes a reverent approach to its story without ever bringing it to life, proving that cribbing from the Good Book isn't enough to guarantee a good movie.



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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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Richard Lintern
as Leading Pharisee
John Handy
as John the Baptist
Scott Handy
as John the Baptist
Lynsey Baxter
as Mary Magdalene
Elliot Levey
as Nathanael
Diego Matamoros
as Nicodemus
Andy Velasquez
as Thomas the Twin
Alan Van Sprang
as Judas Iscariot
Stuart H. Fox
as Blind Man
David Meyer
as Lame Man
Nancy Palk
as Samaritan Woman
Diana Berriman
as Mary, Mother of Jesus
Nicholas Van Burek
as Young Levite
Cedric Smith
as Caiaphas
William Pappas
as Elderly Levite
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  • Sep 27, 2010
    This is the most beautiful film about Jesus that i´ve seen.
    Andre T Super Reviewer

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