5.8/10
120
5 user 2 critic

The Friends of Jesus - Judas (2001)

Gli amici di Gesù - Giuda (original title)
PILATE and the Roman legate VETURIUS look on worriedly as JESUS is celebrated as the new messiah in Jerusalem, fearing an uprising. Veturius decides to have Jesus arrested as soon as a ... See full summary »

Directors:

Raffaele Mertes, Elisabetta Marchetti (co-director)
Reviews

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

When Jesus is taken off the cross at Golgotha, THOMAS arrives there. Like most of the other disciples, he had worriedly taken refuge with friends in Jerusalem after Jesus's arrest. After ... See full summary »

Directors: Raffaele Mertes, Elisabetta Marchetti
Stars: Mathieu Carrière, Maria Grazia Cucinotta, Mehmet Günsür
Mary Magdalene (TV Movie 2000)
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

When the marriage between AMOS and MARY MAGDALENE turns out to be childless, he casts her out and gets a divorce. Mary has to leave Magdala. She befriends SILVANO, a Roman prefect, who ... See full summary »

Directors: Raffaele Mertes, Elisabetta Marchetti
Stars: Maria Grazia Cucinotta, Massimo Ghini, Giuliana de Sio
Jeremiah (TV Movie 1998)
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The young Jeremiah grows up in a priest's family in the village of Anathoth, near Jerusalem. God appears to Jeremiah in different human guises on several occasions, and makes it clear to ... See full summary »

Director: Harry Winer
Stars: Patrick Dempsey, Oliver Reed, Klaus Maria Brandauer
Esther (TV Movie 1999)
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Ahasuerus (Xerxes I), King of the Persians, whose empire now extends from India to Egypt after the defeat of the Babylonians, is holding a celebratory banquet for his people in the citadel ... See full summary »

Director: Raffaele Mertes
Stars: Louise Lombard, F. Murray Abraham, Jürgen Prochnow
Joseph of Nazareth (TV Movie 2000)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

The people of Jerusalem are suffering under the reign of HEROD, and are hoping to be delivered from the Roman occupiers by the Messiah # whose arrival, it is rumored, is to take place very ... See full summary »

Directors: Raffaele Mertes, Elisabetta Marchetti
Stars: Tobias Moretti, Stefania Rivi, Massimo Reale
Solomon (1997)
Adventure | Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

David, now an old man, is still king of Israel. Among his sons, the ambitious Adonijah and the clever Solomon. The two young men are fierce rivals, since both are prospective heirs to the ... See full summary »

Director: Roger Young
Stars: Ben Cross, Anouk Aimée, Vivica A. Fox
David (1997)
Adventure | Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

The tribes of Israel need to defeat the superior might of the Philistines: "Now appoint a king to lead us, such as all the other nations have." (I Samuel, 8:5). And so the prophet Samuel ... See full summary »

Stars: Nathaniel Parker, Jonathan Pryce, Leonard Nimoy
St. Paul (TV Mini-Series 2000)
Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Biblical epic from the book of Acts and Paul's epistles covering the conversion of Saul of Tarsus and his ministry to the Gentiles now known as Paul. Pursued by fellow Jew Reuben, who ... See full summary »

Stars: Johannes Brandrup, Thomas Lockyer, Barbora Bobulova
The Apocalypse (TV Movie 2000)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

It is 90 A.D., and the Roman Empire is being run by the Emperor Domitian, who has declared himself to be God, and ruler over heaven and Earth. The Christians, who do not recognize his ... See full summary »

Director: Raffaele Mertes
Stars: Richard Harris, Vittoria Belvedere, Benjamin Sadler
Jesus (1999)
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A movie about the life, work and death of Jesus as we know it from the Bible.

Stars: Jeremy Sisto, Debra Messing, Jacqueline Bisset
Abraham (1993)
Adventure | Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

The Old Testament story of Abraham and the trials he endures. Commanded by God to lead his family to the promised land of Canaan with the promise that if he does so, his descendants will ... See full summary »

Stars: Andrea Prodan, Gottfried John, Kevin McNally
Moses (1995)
Adventure | Biography | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A retelling of the Bible story. Pharaoh Ramses II decrees the death of all Hebrew children, but Moses, placed in a basket in the Nile by his mother, is taken by a royal Princess and raised ... See full summary »

Stars: Ben Kingsley, Frank Langella, Christopher Lee
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Enrico Lo Verso ... Judas
Danny Quinn ... Jesus
Aglaia Szyszkowitz Aglaia Szyszkowitz ... Sarah
Mathieu Carrière ... Pilatus
Francesco Pannofino ... Pietro
Pierfrancesco Favino ... Simone
Mehmet Günsür ... Giovanni
Shel Shapiro Shel Shapiro ... Otoniel
Todd Carter Todd Carter ... Caifa
Hannes Jaenicke ... Joseph of Arimathea
Matt Patresi ... Barabba
Giovanni Micoli Giovanni Micoli ... Gesta
Omar Lahlou Omar Lahlou ... Disma
Cyrus Elias Cyrus Elias ... Padre di Giuda
Athina Cenci Athina Cenci ... Madre di Giuda
Edit

Storyline

PILATE and the Roman legate VETURIUS look on worriedly as JESUS is celebrated as the new messiah in Jerusalem, fearing an uprising. Veturius decides to have Jesus arrested as soon as a suitable opportunity presents itself. JUDAS is delighted by the reception Jesus is receiving, and quickly wants to win over the influential merchants to the cause # which would make him the king and the liberator of the Jews. When Judas meets his fiancé SARAH, she asks him for money, saying her brother has been arrested but that his freedom can be bought with cash. Sarah is lying, however: the money is to bribe the palace guards so that JESTA, her brother, and BARABBAS can assassinate the Roman governor. Judas doesn't give her any money as it belongs to the disciples. The next day Jesus drives all the moneylenders out of the temple and incurs the full wrath of the city's merchants and high priests. Judas looks on worriedly as Jesus' rash behavior makes him enemies. He now takes the 30 pieces of silver ... Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Edit

Details

Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

11 April 2001 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Close to Jesus See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The scourging of Jesus depicted in this movie may be unique in that it shows Jesus being whipped on his chest rather than his back. See more »

Connections

Follows Jacob (1994) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

free interpretation
5 April 2015 | by VincentiuSee all my reviews

it is not a comfortable film for many Christian believers. because it seems be a pledge for Judas gestures. in same measure, like each part of series, it is explanation, not canonical, not very easy to accept, for the decisions, answers to challenges of the lead character. a free interpretation who is not real unfair because it represents an exercise to explain obscure details for a coherent picture. so, the sins of that film is the sin of entire series and only the dark status of Judas does it a controversial film. Enrico Lo Verso is inspired choice for the different Judas. he do not gives the the best explanation to his choice but , like each of the lead actors from series impress for the acting as passionate manner to give life to his character. a free interpretation of Judas role in Jesus mission. not real convincing. but interesting as hypothesis.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 5 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed