Risen

WITNESS THE MANHUNT THAT CHANGED THE COURSE OF HUMAN HISTORY.

Shortly after the crucifixion of a Jewish preacher, Roman prefect Pontius Pilate (Peter Firth) orders a tribune (Joseph Fiennes) to find his missing body. Dramas of this kind usually focus on a chosen biblical story, but this movie prefers to create a portrait of a Roman soldier who becomes intrigued with the mystery of the preacher Yeshua who just might have come back from the dead. Starts out like a detective story, but it doesn’t lead anywhere interesting; after a while the film settles into a familiar narrative. Nothing wrong with Fiennes, but he’s stuck with a wooden character.

2016-U.S. 107 min. Color. Widescreen. Directed by Kevin Reynolds. Cast: Joseph Fiennes (Clavius), Tom Felton (Lucius), Peter Firth (Pontius Pilate), Cliff Curtis (Yeshua), Mará Botto, Luis Callejo.

 

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