'The Passion Of The Christ' is a 2004 film revolving around Jesus' last twelve hours, before he was crucified. Directed and produced by Mel Gibson, the movie stars Jim Caviezel, Maia Morgenstern, Monica Bellucci, Hristo Naumov Shopov and Luca Lionello in the leading roles. The film includes some incidents from the early life of Christ, such as Jesus as a child, the Sermon on the Mount, the Last Supper, and so on. The movie refreshes the message of love, faith, hope and forgiveness that Jesus always spread. Indeed, an ideal movie to watch out on Easter Sunday! Go through the lines below to know the story and plot of 'The Passion of the Christ'.
The film starts off in the Garden of Gethsemane where Jesus Christ is praying after the end of the Last Supper. While his apostles, Peter, James and John are asleep, Jesus is tempted by Satan. Judas Iscariot, one of Jesus' apostles, enters along with the temple guards, thereby betraying Jesus. In the act of arresting Jesus, Peter cuts off Malchus's ear, but however, Jesus heals it. Jesus is, hence, arrested while the apostles run away, though Peter follows Jesus to some distance. On the other hand, John informs Mary and Mary Magdalene about his arrest. Jesus is presented before Caiaphas, where he undergoes a trial.
On being questioned whether he is the son of God, pat comes the reply from Jesus "I AM". This horrifies Caiaphas and Jesus is confronted with accusations of blasphemy, resulting in a condemnation to death. Jesus is brought before Pontius Pilate who sends him to the court of Herod Antipas (Jesus belongs to Herod's ruling town of Nazareth), instead of sentencing him to death. After Jesus' return, Pilate informs the crowd that Jesus would be first warned and then set free. He gives the crowd to choose from freeing Jesus or the violent criminal Barabbas. Surprisingly, the crowd opts for Barabbas's freedom.
Hence, Jesus is scourged brutally and adorned with a crown of thorns. However, the crowd continues to demand for his crucifixion. Left with no choice, Pilate orders Jesus to be crucified. While carrying the cross from the Via Dolorosa to Calvary, Veronica wipes his face with her veil. Simon of Cyrene is forced to carry his cross and finally Jesus is crucified. While hanging from the cross, Jesus prays for forgiving everyone present. After Jesus dies, a drop of rain falls from the sky, which results in an earthquake that destroys the temple and rips the cloth covering the Holy of Holies.
Jesus is lowered from the cross and laid into Mary's arms. The last scene of the movie demonstrates Jesus' resurrection on the third day with holes in his hands revealing the victory of good over Satan's temptation and death.
The Passion Of The Christ covers the last hours of Jesus Christ's life. Check out the plot and summary of this movie in this article.