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Jesus of Nazareth (Theatrical Version)

Director: Franco Zeffirelli

Genre: Drama

Year: 1977

Running time: 284 minutes

Territory: Worldwide

Studio: ITV

Cast: Anne Bancroft, Ernest Borgnine, Valentina Cortese, Cyril Cusack, James Farentino, Ian Holm, Olivia Hussey, James Mason, Ian McShane, Laurence Olivier, Donald Pleasence, Christopher Plummer, Anthony Quinn

A compelling portrayal of the life and death of Christ traced from birth, through his childhood pilgrimage, his baptism by John the Baptist, the miracles, and culminating with his crucifixion and resurrection. Four years in the making, this powerful epic has been critically-acclaimed and lauded by religious leaders worldwide for its sensitivity, passion and ecumenical deference. Franco Zeffirelli’s internationally acclaimed and award-winning screen version of the life of Christ and which confounded critics by its impressive majesty, innate honesty and historical and religious accuracy.


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