Killing Jesus

Synopsis: A miniseries chronicling the life of Jesus of Nazareth.
Director(s): Christopher Menaul
Production: National Geographic
  Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 4 nominations.
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132 min


False king,

God has no mercy on you.

He shall fester you with boils...

spawned by your many sins.

A child born in Israel...

will be a far greater king

than you.

He is born to destroy you...

and those of your seed.

God's wrath...

has come upon you.

Did you see him?

Did you see Isaiah?

Did you see him?

Did you see him?

Fa... Father...

Father, it's me, Antipas.


Wake the priests

of the Sanhedrin.

Very well, Father.


I will see them now.

Does Your Majesty value truth?

For there is harsh truth

in your dream.

I will hear it.

To step beyond these walls...

is to know King Herod

is despised.

The zealots denounce you

as a puppet,

enthroned by

the Roman emperor...

against the will

of the Jewish people.

Zealots cannot enter

my father's dreams.

Unless endowed by sorcery.


You did not see Isaiah.

You saw a specter,

a figment.

- Figment.

- The creation of a sorcerer's skill.

But through prayer,

it can be vanquished.

You are a warrior king.

Your voice can make a vapor

of phantoms.


- A vapor.

- Come to the temple.

Through prayer, your strength

will grow ever greater.

Make way for the high priest!

Well done.

To vanquish phantoms, he prays.

Whatever his faults, the bond between

the throne and temple serves order.

And order serves the

preservation of our people.

Please, sir. Allow me.

Please, sir.



Greetings, sir.

Greetings to you.


the nobles who are served by these men...

offer you gifts from

the land of the Hind.

What do they say

of their masters?

That they are

from beyond Parthia.

Wanting what of me?

They ask that you hear from their

own lips for their purpose.

Arrange entertainments.


an alignment of the stars

has drawn us here.

These stars...

They foretell a great event.

A child, born in your kingdom,

is the God of Israel's chosen.

The Messiah.

The Messiah?

A king of the Davidic line

to restore the glory of Israel,

as in the prophecy of Isaiah.



Of all the infants born

in my kingdom,

how will you find

this one child...

destined to be the Messiah?

Knowledge that the day

and time of his birth...

match the position of the stars.

And the child

will give us a sign.

What a blessing. Yes.

Find this child.

Send me news

that I may come and...

venerate him.

I welcome your holy mission.



What is it?

This attention,

adulation of our boy.

We must leave.




No king allows a rival

to his throne.

But our home.


I know what I feel.

You're leaving?

There's danger here.

- Where will you go?

- Wherever Herod is not.

Elizabeth, pack our things.

We will go as well.

Go on.

Our purpose was visiting your cousin,

and now we have none.

On this day,

give no thought to what you do.

By King Herod's order,

the male babies, all of them!

You seven this way,

the rest with me.

In there.

You two, there.

- Is it a boy?

- It's a girl!

Show me.



- Where are your children?

- No! No!

No. Please. I beg you.

Don't kill my son!

Who's there?


My heart.

Help me.

Antipas, Antipas.

Anti... Antipas.


You find comfort here,

where your father once ruled.


Better said lament.

I too.

I married to be queen.

Tell me, Antipas,

tetrarch of fair Galilee,

am I a fool for wanting more?

If so, we are both fools.


I will someday find you here...

not lamenting,

but ruling Jews... all Jews...

as your father ruled.

All powerful,

not a puppet of the Romans.

I will not rest until I'm

on this throne as king.

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