Jesus of Nazareth (1977)

Director
Franco Zeffirelli

Main cast
Robert Powell; Anne Bancroft; Ernest Borgnine; Claudia Cardinale; James Farentino

Genres
Drama, History

Description
Passion, beauty, and brilliant storytelling are all on display in this six-hour-plus epic from Italian director Franco Zeffirelli. Robert Powell is superb in the title role, and with the overwhelming success of this TV movie throughout the world, has perhaps become what Jesus looks like in many people's minds. The story begins with the arrangements of the wedding between Joseph and Mary, and chronicles the nativity, the encounter with John the Baptist (a ferocious Michael York) and everything up to the crucifixion and resurrection.


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