Judea, 33 AD. Mary is a faithful young girl from the village of Magdala (close to Galilea Lake) unsure to follow the traditions and destiny reserved to the women, living only as wife and mother, in her wish to be free. After to reject a marriage proposal of Ephraim, a family friend, her brother Daniel and her father Elisha make her an exorcism in the belief that she is possessed by a demon. Trying to find a solution Elisha asks help Jesus, a healer who is earning fame between the Jews of the zone with his speeches about a kingdom of peace and love free of hate, tyranny, oppression and prosecution, to heal Mary and that finally she obeys and submits to their will. Astonished by the charisma, personality and words of Jesus, Mary decides to follow him despite the strong opposition of her family. She meets a few men who too walk with Jesus as Peter, Andrew, James, John and Judas, who have their personal interests and ideas about Jesus' words and his revolution. At the same time that Mary ...Written by
Rooney Mara and Joaquin Phoenix were friends since they filmed Her (2013), they started dating In 2016, while filming this movie. They got engaged in 2019 and in 2020 on Mother's Day, Rooney Mara is expecting their first child together. The birth of their child, a son named River after Phoenix's late brother, was announced in September 2020. See more »
When Mary Magdalen leaves the lake after being baptized, her wet dress is slightly opaque and clinging. The straps to her bra or bikini top are noticeable. See more »
And she asked him, "What will it be like? The kingdom?" And he said, "It is like a seed, a single grain of mustard seed, which a woman took and sowed in her garden. And it grew and it grew. And the birds of the air made nests in its branches."
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The Jewish Cemetery on Moellegade
Written by Jóhann Jóhannsson
(Mute Song/Mushroom Music Publishing)
Performed by Jóhann Jóhannsson
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I really wanted to love it...
The 6 stars are for the actors, the quality of the images and the bravery to make a movie about such a controversial subject. I am sadden for the fact that the plot has so many holes that even being a Christian (myself) didn't help. Christ journey during his last 3 years on earth was so immeasurably profound it changes lives to this day, 2000 years after. I was expecting that bringing the role of Mary Magdalene into light would make a fabulous complement. It didn't.
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