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Golgotha (Behold the Man) (1935) Julien Duvivier; Harry Baur, Jean Gabin, Edwige Feuillere
Golgotha (Behold the Man) (1935) Julien Duvivier; Harry Baur, Jean Gabin, Edwige Feuillere


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In French with English subtitles.

Julien Duvivier's most controversial production up until that time, 1935's Golgotha is an ambitious and expensive retelling of the Last Days of Jesus. Robert le Vigan plays the Son of God, but as often happens in films of this nature he is upstaged by the villains, Herod (Harry Baur), Pontius Pilate (Jean Gabin) and Judas (Lucas Gridoux). All of Jesus' dialogue is taken directly from the Scriptures, with no movie-style adornments: le Vigan delivers these lines with sincerity and quiet grace. Considering the anti-Semitism prevalent in Europe during the 1930s, the question of the Jews' responsibility for Jesus' death is handled with restraint; blame is squarely laid on the shoulders of a handful of conspirators, rather than an entire race.

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5 of 5 One of the finest religious films ever made! March 15, 2015
Reviewer: Kenneth Orme from Ligonier, PA United States  
Drawing heavily from Gospel texts, Julien Duvivier crafted a film that pitches viewers directly into the sights and sounds of ancient Jerusalem, maximizing camera mobility and available supporting research. All key events from Palm Sunday to Ascension Day are faithfully represented in striking visual and sonic terms. This version is subtitled quite adequately and is comparable in quality to DeMille's KING OF KINGS.

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