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The Young Messiah (2016)

PG-13 | | Drama, Fantasy | 11 March 2016 (USA)
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Tells the story of Jesus Christ at age seven as he and his family depart Egypt to return home to Nazareth. Told from his childhood perspective, it follows young Jesus as he grows into his religious identity.

Director:

Cyrus Nowrasteh

Writers:

Anne Rice (novel), Betsy Giffen Nowrasteh (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Adam Greaves-Neal ... Jesus
Sara Lazzaro ... Mary
Vincent Walsh ... Joseph
Finn Ireland ... James (as Finn McLeod Ireland)
Christian McKay ... Cleopas
Agni Scott ... Miriam
Lois Ellington Lois Ellington ... Salome
Jane Lapotaire ... Old Sarah
Duné Medros Duné Medros ... Riba (as Dune Medros)
Rory Keenan ... The Demon
Sean Bean ... Severus
Clive Russell ... Weer
Jonathan Bailey ... Herod
David Bradley ... Old Rabbi (Nazareth)
David Burke ... The Blind Rabbi
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Storyline

At the age of 7, Jesus Bar-Joseph lives with his family in Alexandria, Egypt, where they have fled to avoid a massacre of children by King Herod of Israel. Jesus knows that his parents Joseph and Mary have secrets they are keeping from him, secrets about his birth and about traits that make him very different from other boys. His parents, however, believe him too young to grasp the truth of his miraculous birth and purpose. Learning that the murderous Herod is dead, they set out to return to their home of Nazareth in Israel, unaware that Herod's namesake son is, like his father, determined to see the boy Jesus dead. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Experience your faith through the wonder of the child. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Fantasy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG - 13 for some violence and thematic elements | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 March 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$18,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,294,876, 13 March 2016

Gross USA:

$6,490,401

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,330,338
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Satan is referred as "The Demon" in this film's credits. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Salome: For a camel, you make a triangle like this.
[drawing in the dirt]
Salome: That's the hump. It's so easy. See? Then some lines for legs here. Teacher taught me how to do this. He showed me elephants and cats, too. But I told him you like camels. That's the neck.
[looking up]
Salome: You're not watching. Then on top, I put another triangle for a head. They have big round eyes and a skinny tail here.
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Soundtracks

Barcheinu Avinu
Written by Shlomo Carlebach (as Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach), BMI
Used with the permission of the Estate of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach
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game with Gnostic texts
21 June 2016 | by KirpianuscusSee all my reviews

first - a bizarre film. for the not inspired cast, for the large isles of non sense, for the absence of precise purpose. it is not a Christian film and not a religious one. only a strange embroidery of fragments from the Gnostic Gospels, few good actors in uncomfortable roles and a chaotic story. the dialogues, the acting, the generous message - all is fake or wrong or almost blasphemy. result - a kind of surrogate. the young Adam Greaves - Neal is far to be the perfect choice for a role who represents only source of confusion. Sara Lazzaro must be a second Olivia Hussley from the Jesus of Zeffireli. but her role remains a sketch. Jonathan Bailey gives a barefooted Herod without any precise purpose because his status is only as decoration. Sean Bean, the poor Sean Bean... Jane Lapotaire does her the best try but the old Sarah is impossible to be credible as result of confuse script. the Bible is ignored and the Gnostic texts as used only as pretext. the result - a film with interesting idea about nothing. or only an exercise of blasphemy.


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