The Passion of the Christ

The Passion of the Christ

2004 film directed by Mel Gibson
more_vert
The Passion of the Christ

The Passion of the Christ is a 2004 American biblical drama film produced, co-written and directed by Mel Gibson and starring Jim Caviezel as Jesus of Nazareth, Maia Morgenstern as the Virgin Mary, and Monica Bellucci as Mary Magdalene. It depicts the Passion of Jesus largely according to the gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. It also draws on pious accounts such as the Friday of Sorrows along with other devotional writings, such as the reputed Marian apparitions attributed to Anne Catherine Emmerich.

View details Hide details
expand_more
Directed by
this text will appear in brackets
e.g. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
Produced by
this text will appear in brackets
e.g. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
Written by add_black written by
this text will appear in brackets
e.g. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
Screenplay by
this text will appear in brackets
e.g. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
Story by add_black story by
this text will appear in brackets
e.g. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
Based on
The Passion in the New Testament of the Bible and The Dolorous Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ by Anne Catherine Emmerich
this text will appear in brackets
e.g. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
Starring
this text will appear in brackets
e.g. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
Narrated by add_black narrated by
this text will appear in brackets
e.g. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
Music by
this text will appear in brackets
e.g. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
Cinematography
this text will appear in brackets
e.g. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
Edited by
this text will appear in brackets
e.g. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
Animation by add_black animation by
this text will appear in brackets
e.g. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
Layouts by add_black layouts by
this text will appear in brackets
e.g. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
Backgrounds by add_black backgrounds by
this text will appear in brackets
e.g. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
Color process add_black color process
this text will appear in brackets
e.g. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
Production company
this text will appear in brackets
e.g. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
Distributed by
this text will appear in brackets
e.g. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
Release date
  • February 25, 2004 (2004-02-25)
this text will appear in brackets
e.g. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
Running time
127 minutes
this text will appear in brackets
e.g. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
Country
United States
this text will appear in brackets
e.g. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
Language
this text will appear in brackets
e.g. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
Budget
$30 million
Box office
$612 million

ADDITIONAL DETAILS

Type
pencil
Class
add_black pencil
Theme
add_black pencil
Tone
add_black pencil
Mood
add_black pencil
Annas: Yes, we'll listen to those that have heard your blashpemies. Good! Let's hear them! Accuser: He cures the sick by magic! With the help of devils! I've seen it. He casts out devils, with the help of devils. Accuser: He calls himself the King of the Jews! Accuser: No, he calls himself the Son of God! He said he would destroy the Temple and rebuild it in three days! Accuser: Worse! He claims he's the Bread of Life! And if we don't eat his flesh or drink his blood we won't inherit eternal life. Caiphas: Silence! You're all under this man's spell. Either offer proof of his wrongdoing or be quiet! Nicodemus: This entire proceeding is an outrage. All I've heard from these "witnesses" is mindless contradiction!
  • Mel Gibson has stated that he will give $100 million of the film's gross to the Traditional Catholic Movement.
  • There are several specifically Catholic influences in the film, such as the prominent role of Jesus' mother Mary; the Stations of the Cross; the floating cross on which Jesus was crucified; and the depiction of Satan.
  • According to Caleb Deschanel, the majority of the movie was shot with a speed above the normal 24 frames per second. This created a sense of relative 'slow motion' in most scenes, which gave the performances and events more weight and drama.
  • The Bible verse from Isaiah 53:5 which appeared in the beginning of the film ("He was wounded for our transgressions, crushed for our iniquities; by His wounds we are healed") is abbreviated. Here is the full verse for those who are not familiar with the Bible: "But He was wounded for our transgressions; He was crushed for our iniquities; upon Him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with His stripes we are healed." (ESV).
  • Was voted the most pro-Catholic film of all time by readers of Faith & Family magazine and the National Catholic Register newspaper. It received more votes from readers than the next three films on the list combined: The Sound of Music (1965), A Man for All Seasons (1966), and The Song of Bernadette (1943).

This page is the FamousFix profile for The Passion of the Christ. Content on this page is contributed by editors who belong to our editorial community. We welcome your contributions... so please create an account if you would like to collaborate with other editor's in helping to shape this website.

On the The Passion of the Christ page you will be able to add and update factual information, post media and connect this topic to other topics on the website. This website does skew towards famous actors, musicians, models and sports stars, however we would like to expand that to include many other interesting topics.

Terms of Use · Copyright · Privacy
Copyright 2006-2023, FamousFix · 0.23s