The Last Temptation of Christ

Jesus Christ the carpenter from Judea. He earns a living that cuts cross, on which the representatives of the Roman government crucified criminals. Jesus is visited by the voices and visions — he guesses that is elected, but may not understand what his purpose and who he was: God or the devil. Jude, friend of Jesus, passionately condemns him for his cooperation with the authorities and even beats Jesus. Trying to understand and comprehend itself, Jesus leaves to wander with Judas. He will have to go the hard way of the Messiah.

  • Martin Scorsese

Release Date: 1988-09-28
IMDb icon 7.6/10
  • Country: CA, US
  • Language: English
  • Budget: $7,000,000
  • Revenue: Cumulative Worldwide $8,865,702
Gabriela Florence
26 March 2011 | 06:43

Willem Dafoe and Harvey Keitel

These actors coped with the task set by the author of the novel by Nikos Kazantzakis on a decent bending characteristic the foundations level. It is created the ones images and derived from these images, problems in a conversation with a powerful philosophical resonance of a spiritual being. Forget about the stellar talent of these actors — for to play these characters, they had to forget about the Hollywood posturing and the whole fall in the abyss of the novel of Nikos Kazantzakis.

Film is the prism through which the Director gave a spiritual Spector designs eternal human question at the convergence of relations between God and"not God"

First of course obvious need for this suits the surroundings and the spirit of the epoch. With these art Directors along with operators handled more than adequately. But the main stage was the adaptation of the original story.

And screenwriter Paul schröder made it with the highest skill. For he me a low bow. Paul could nor can see the focus of an important element of the message, but and also took on weapons novel those aspects that were fundamental separation of important spiritual issues.

the gospel... ?

I attended four years of spiritual seminars, yeah so imbued with the religious substance that took the study of Buddhism, Islam, Catholicism and Christianity in the full turnover.

After three years experience the Orthodox component I not a joke believed in God even reveled in the knowledge gained by subsuming himself in some elite this direction and lifestyle.

But then flew hands my world began to pass the path generating...

Read a few diaries of the Holy fathers. Holiness — this is the highest level, on and that it is impossible to commit a sin, but even think about the sin is almost impossible. And here's how the time between the diaries began NC — different dates, different sensations and descriptions of the Holy level and etc. when I thought that the whole Bible may be purely human heritage without the participation of God. But to assure this is a hundred percent I would not dare. For only a fool in such matters to have absolute certainty.

whether knowledge of God?

No. For in order to get a decent way of his life — only need acts.

And if there is a God, then it gives man so much knowledge about themselves, as it sees fit for elementary campaign, in which man will bear his cross.

do I God?

The question is can ask anyone just ignorant. For that I ask him yourself;yourself. Yes, I believe. In the world is faith, which is based on information and have faith, which is based on faith itself. Here my faith rests on faith itself.

do I that described in the gospel?

The question I ask yourself here for several years and now no will probably the end of his days.

So for me this film is a perfect revelation of the variance those events, resurrected Christ.

Scorsese took on very complex and responsible task. After all, to shout about what is not in the most Holy book — you need to prepare for numerous hits from supporters of presentation. Could it be that Martin deliberately led advertising company the world of cinema at the person? I don't know. To podpilivat and to praise the Director, I try this issue.

But the fact that the filmmakers reacted to this story — from my side deserves respect.

If you are from the traditional attitude to religions and artifacts in history You introducing irritation, this creation You skip past your eyes. But if so you are captive cinema, then be sure to make acquaintance with this kinorabotoy Scorsese. Fans of unexpected plot waiting for the big finale.

And anyway, I think any honest — applies to religious issues in a biased and one-sided. And what I am afraid of those people who say that either 100% of religious heritage.


In this film, Christ is not defiled. And only here at this painting was a demonstration of — how Christ may be weak in his faith, in his Holiness, in his will, in his service to God and simultaneously — how can be strong in these positions.

Van Baxter
12 March 2019 | 10:06

The famous inventor Nikola Tesla said that actually nothing has invented himself: open like loaded him in the head. God is used Tesla as Explorer these discoveries, in order to convey to mankind certain knowledge in physics.

If physics are somehow clustered around these revelations, they could create the doctrine, to build on its basis the organization with a slim hierarchy and its ideology, and Tesla to announce the Messiah. It also it from a family of priests. However, mysticism and speculation around the name Tesla a lot.

Jesus became the conductor of the ideas of God in the particular area — spiritual and because thought it is much more.

Martin Scorsese's first cinema attempted to recreate the events that took place more than two thousand years ago Holy Land the form as close as possible to historical also presented his vision of the relationship of the major participants, and also a variant of historical development in case if victim cross was born.

All this combined with a good game of actors and a talented Director gave all the Foundation of the film if not to be an acknowledged masterpiece, which personally, I think it, then, in any case, to assemble a collection of all sorts of prizes in various festivals. Well, at least and best actor in a supporting role (Harvey Keitel for the role of Judas).

But — not happened. No one prize of the film is not received the obvious reasons — the political influence of the Church (and the Vatican, and Orthodox) remains a huge and without the scandal following the release of the movie on screen it cost almost anywhere. Sorry.

I agree that to the priests it was difficult to make such a radical deviation of the Director from the canonical path.

Jesus the carpenter making crosses on which the Romans executed their prostitution Marina Magdalene...Judas as not a traitor, and each issued Jesus to the Romans for his request,...Judas, who is one of the zealots, and friend which you can see hints of homosexuality,

By the way, not understand why it caused such outrage among the Pharisees churches, especially the Catholics, but it is another question.

At first glance, all that really looks ridiculous, but Director aimed to shock public opinion, he really wanted to understand how everything was really, for this it was necessary to teach, rather to force the viewer to think outside the box with the first frame. Not forget the Director and writer Nikos Kanazaki, according to the novel which the film, and screenwriter Paul shredder — believers, on if by chance coincidence or by God's design represents the three branches of Christianity.

And really difficult for the Jews of the time very influential was the movement of the zealots, and in addition to its main purpose in the overthrow of Roman rule, the zealots at least sought to defend their faith (Jewish, of course) from the influence of Roman paganism. The Jews something to that time believed in one God have one and a half thousand years, and Romans their eyes looked like barbarians. These zealots and is in the film Judas.

According to the prophecy of Isaiah to save the Jewish people need the Messiah, whose appearance in Jerusalem must be accompanied by a certain ritual, and the zealots Jesus help this ritual to perform. With sole purpose — to make people believe in that he is the Messiah, because the success of the uprising need a charismatic leader, which people will go. At this will be only for the Messiah, so it is a peculiarity of the Jewish people, accustomed for a thousand years to what its representatives have received the exclusive right to dealing with God directly, without any intermediaries. By the way, tie Jesus with the zealots and specifies the method of execution — on the cross. So only the state executed criminals.

This very Jesus hears the voice of God, receives from him guidance, acts as a conductor, avatar between God and humanity, in order to convey to his ideas of the New Testament. So well as in the future Tesla will broadcast the ideas of scientific and creative people bring us music, painting, poetry.

Scorsese was accused of that Jesus reminds him at times of a mentally ill person. And you today perceive of the person you recognizes that he hears the voice of God? Moreover, such a person and he will doubt in his mental health. But where is the guarantee that it is not the Son of God?

The filmmakers made an attempt (the first, hope will other) to clear from cave husks one of the greatest truths in human history. Because stories the immaculate conception and the biological the resurrection of the deceased person is not can be perceived irony of modern man, and then become ineffective.

But the main idea of the film was in another, to find the answer to the question of how would event if victim was born.

In the last temptation Jesus sees this scenario in which he is saved from the execution live long and a quiet life, but the New Testament does not is born. And disclaims salvation, accepting suffering on the cross for the sake of bringing to mankind the New Testament, the main motive of which is Love. Love to God, Love to ourselves, Love to our neighbor, whom we need to love as himself, so before you need to learn to truly love yourself, you have to develop their intelligence, to train the body to learn forgiveness and tolerance.

European Nations It the victim brought monotheism, and so new opportunities for development, even given that the Church has distorted the teachings of Christ, sometimes to the recognition.

The attempt of the filmmakers to make sense of everything is still let me reiterate, talented attempt, deserves the highest praise.

10 out of 10

Layne Solenne
16 April 2012 | 02:03

I apologize if inadvertently repeat someone else's idea. I try it is possible objectively to describe this film and to Express their opinion.

Then after that passed the legendary American film Director in the creation of a "the Last temptation of Christ" similar to the suffering of Jesus in this feed. Martin Scorsese, being faithful and practicing Catholic, has recreated of God (Willem Dafoe, in one of her best roles) or only Mesia God and the king of the Jews but and a simple man that and shocked the world's Christian community. A lot of people raskritikoval this picture is not even look, all because a big scandal svyazannogo with highly controversial interpretation of the Biblical events is based on the novel by Nikos Kazantzakis. But throw all in side, as to analyze this masterpiece with an artistic point of view much more interesting and useful for those who it still haven't looked. So start!

Online film Martin Scorsese was awarded the ambiguous name of "explosive, tough, unpredictable" — epithets prinadlezhashie and to the previous works of the Director ("mean Streets", "Taxi driver", "raging Bull"). This proves the master remained faithful to his style of work and easily moved event with the dirty streets of new York in a bloody "Holy Land" of the life and Crucifixion of Christ, keeping the old voltage and the nature of the events. There is an installation Thelma Shoonmaker, scenario Paul Schrader, picture Michael Ballhaus and music Peter Gabriel.

The style of the film breaks in pieces stereotypes. A very unexpected "mix" of the passion of Christ with the hard art-house and psychedelic elements was clearly not all is understood and nothing has been posted in down the ashes of the people far from the cinema. The Director has used so  - called effect of "Parataxis" (not to be confused with the linguistic term) — a strong desire for Jesus of Nazareth to become an ordinary human, nor the Son of God becomes impossible — he went too far in search of himself. Torn between temptation and duty Christ gets what what he wanted, but who is thought: Satan or God? It you will learn after watching this tape.

I would like to add one plus to the cast. Willem Dafoe is not similar one "on-screen" Jesus — he smiles, cries, is angry, dancing and drinking wine. It any way izvrsen, he just closer to the reality of those cruel... even hellish times. Also a great Harvey Keitel in the role of Judas (refer to silly a nomination for the "Golden Raspberries") and Barbara Hershey in the role of Mary Magdalene. In as a bonus short (but zapominayuschiesya) the emergence of Harry Dean field David Bowie.

The end.

Excellent adaptation of the scandalous novel that breathed the soul in (I will allow myself one purely personal opinion) rather flat and not believable the characters of the New Testament, "the Last temptation of Christ" it is still one of the most important work in the filmography of Scorsese, not only artistic but in the spiritual sense.

unfortunately, many people refuse to accept and more importantly to understand other views, even truly great hudojestvennom.

9.5 10

How much has The Last Temptation of Christ made?
Commercial tv-show fees worldwide today are Cumulative Worldwide $8,865,702.
How much did it cost to make The Last Temptation of Christ?
According to various sources, the cost of producing the tv-show was at least $7,000,000.
Who is the director of the movie The Last Temptation of Christ?
This tv-show was directed by Martin Scorsese.
What is the genre of The Last Temptation of Christ?
The tv-show belongs to the genres of Drama.
Who starred in The Last Temptation of Christ?
Many famous actors starred in this tv-show, here are the names of the most famous: Willem Dafoe, Harvey Keitel, Paul Greco, Steve Shill, Verna Bloom.
What is The Last Temptation of Christ IMDB Ranking?
At the moment, the rating is 7.6.
When was The Last Temptation of Christ released?
The start date for this tv-show on USA TV is 1988-09-28.