R | | Drama
The life of Jesus Christ, his journey through life as he faces the struggles all humans do, and his final temptation on the cross.
The filmmakers were given such a paltry budget for their controversial project, that many economies had to be improvised. For example, Barbara Hershey (Mary Magdalene) had to continually re-apply her own mendhi tattoos (which kept streaking in the desert heat) ... ...
I'm not going to leave this circle, I'm not going to leave until you speak to me. No signs, no pain, just speak to me in human words. Whatever path you want, I'll take. Love, or the axe, or anything else. Now if you want me to stay here and die, ...
In the closeup on the well-dressed man (that Jesus followed into the brothel), we can see that he is wearing a contact lens.
"This film is not based upon the Gospels but on this fictional exploration of the eternal spiritual conflict."
$401,211 (USA) (14 August 1988)
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