R | | Drama
Depicts the final twelve hours in the life of Jesus of Nazareth, on the day of his crucifixion in Jerusalem.
The music for the 1st trailer, released in 2003, is from the score Peter Gabriel composed for the movie Rabbit-Proof Fence (2002). The specific track is titled "Running to the Rain."
Peter. You could not watch even one hour with me?
When Pontius Pilate talks to Jesus alone, he moves to the right of Jesus. In the next shot, Pilate appears on Jesus' left.
The movie doesn't begin with credits, but only with a verse from the Bible: "He was wounded for our transgressions, crushed for our iniquities; by His wounds we are healed." Isaiah 53; 700 B.C.
In January 2005, Mel Gibson announced that a slightly (5-6 minutes) shorter version would be released to theaters in March 2005 (just in time for Easter), under the title "The Passion Recut". The new version features no new scenes, but trimming of the most graphic scenes, particularly the scourging.
Aramaic, Latin, Hebrew
$2,305,089 (Australia) (27 February 2004)
$370,782,930 (USA) (31 March 2005)