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The life of Jesus Christ, his journey through life as he faces the struggles all humans do, and his final temptation on the cross.
Willem Dafoe filmed the scene where the cobras crawl into Jesus' hut with an extremely high fever.
You see, you don't know how much people need God. You don't know how happy He can make them. He can make them happy to do anything. Make them happy to die, and they'll die, all for the sake of Christ. Jesus Christ. Jesus of Nazareth. The Son of God....
Camera shadow is cast over Jesus and other characters just before he is baptized by John The Baptist.
Foreword: "The dual substance of Christ - the yearning, so human, so superhuman, of man to attain God... has always been a deep inscrutable mystery to me. My principle anguish and source of all my joys and sorrows from my youth onward has been the incessant, merciless battle between the spirit and the flesh... And my soul is the arena where these two armies have clashed and met." Nikcos Kazantzakis from the book "The Last Temptation of Christ"
Most DVD and streaming versions are missing Judas's line, "It's Magdalene; she deserves it," right before the attempted stoning scene. The line can be heard on the Criterion Blu-ray.
$401,211 (USA) (14 August 1988)
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