DVD 127 mins IMDB 7.3 (43,483 votes)
The Passion of the Christ
Icon Productions (2004)
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(2005 )
USA  /  Aramaic

James Caviezel Jesus
Maia Morgenstern Mary
Hristo Jivkov John
Francesco De Vito Peter
Monica Bellucci Magdalen
Mattia Sbragia Caiphas
Toni Bertorelli Annas
Luca Lionello Judas
Hristo Shopov Pontius Pilate (as Hristo Naumov Shopov)
Claudia Gerini Claudia Procles
Sergio Rubini Dismas
Robert Bestazzoni Malchus
Francesco Cabras Gesmas
Giovanni Capalbo Cassius
Rosalinda Celentano Satan
Fabio Sartor Abenader
Giacinto Ferro Joseph of Arimathea
Olek Mincer Nicodemus
Sheila Mokhtari Woman in Audience
Lucio Allocca Old Temple Guard
Jim Caviezel

Director Mel Gibson
Producer Bruce Davey; Mel Gibson; Stephen McEveety
Writer Benedict Fitzgerald; Mel Gibson
Cinematography Caleb Deschanel
Musician John Debney; Shankar; Gingger Shankar
User Credit 1 Steve Mirkovich; John Wright
User Credit 2 Maurizio Millenotti

Mel Gibson's well-publicized production The Passion of the Christ concerns the last 12 hours in the life of Jesus of Nazareth. The dialogue is spoken in the ancient Aramaic language, along with Latin and Hebrew. In the Garden of Gethsemane near the Mount of Olives, Jesus (James Caviezel) is betrayed by Judas Iscariot (Luca Lionello). Jesus is condemned to death for blasphemy and brought before Pontius Pilate (Hristo Naumov Shopov), the Roman governor of Judea, for sentencing. The roaring crowd demand his death, so Pilate orders his crucifixion. Jesus is severely beaten and made to carry his cross up to Golgotha, the hill outside Jerusalem, where he is nailed to the cross. Romanian theatrical actress Maia Morgenstern plays Mary, Mother of God, and Italian superstar Monica Bellucci plays Mary Magdalene. Despite much controversy involving Gibson and various religious organizations, The Passion of the Christ received an international theatrical release in February of 2004. — Andrea LeVasseur

Edition Details
Barcode 024543129752
Region Region 1
Chapters 32
Release Date 8/31/2004
Packaging Keep Case
Screen Ratio Widescreen 2.35:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Subtitles English; Spanish
Audio Tracks HEBREW: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
LATIN: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
No. of Disks/Tapes 1

Color Closed-captioned Widescreen Dolby DTS Surround Sound
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User Lookup 1 DVD Copy
User Text 1 Sequences of graphic violence.
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Trivia: This film had more pre-ticket sales than any other film in history. (more)

Goofs: Boom mike visible: When Mary goes to clean the blood, as the camera pans over the bloody cobbles, the boom is reflected in the largest pool of blood. (more)

[first lines]
Jesus: Peter. You could not watch even one hour with me?

Awards: Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 15 wins & 13 nominations (more)