Synopsis: Three characters linked by the mythical Maria Maddalena - Mary Magdalene... Tony Childress, an infamous, egotistical and obsessive actor/director is playing the lead role of Jesus in his controversial new film THIS IS MY BLOOD. When the shoot wraps, Marie Palesi, his lead actress, is left alone in Jerusalem, drained, empty. 'Selfless'. Into the void within her is poured the spirit of Mary Magdalene, and Marie embarks on a profound journey towards enlightenment. Meanwhile, in New York City, tv journalist Ted Younger begins his own quest for spiritual truth through his documentary about the life of Christ. When the premiere of Tony's film becomes the target of bomb threats by the vengeful religious Right, the lives and paths of these three characters come dramatically together.
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Director(s): Abel Ferrara
Production: IFC First Take
  4 wins & 1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
83 min

Woman, why are you weeping?

They've taken away my Lord,

I don't know

where they've laid him.

Why do you search

for the living among the dead?



Do not hold on to me,

for I have not yet

ascended to the Father.

But go to my brothers and tell them

I am ascending to my Father,

and to your Father, and to my God,

and to your God.



Hold on. Hold on right here.

I'll be right back.

Marie! Have you seen Marie?

Jesus Christ.

Come on, let's go, we're gonna

miss the plane, let's go, come on.

-Where are you going?

-We're going back to New York,

-what are you kiddin' me?

-I'm not, I'm not going.

What are you talking about you're

not going. Come on. C'mon Marie,

you are crazy like a fox.

We're gonna miss the plane.

We've got 15 minutes

to get to the plane.

-Which plane?

-Look Marie,

do you want me to get down on my

hands and knees and beg you? Please,

-just get into the car and let's go.

-I'm not ready. I can't go.

-I can't. I can't go. I'm not going.

-Listen... Marie,

it's over, it's over.

It's over. Alright? It's over.

We're going home.

We're gonna go cut the film now.

-I don't want to go.

-Where are you going?

I'm going to Jerusalem.

C'mon! Get in the car!


Alright. Fine.

You f***ing go to Jerusalem. Great.

Crazy b*tch. C'mon, let's go.

Look, you have two answers:

The point of view of Romans,

He was a dangerous revolutionary,

so they wrote on the cross

-"Jews is the King of the Jews".


-Which means a rebellious,


-which means a revolutionary.




the point of view of Jews,

they acclaimed him

-as something...

-A teacher, as a Rabi.

-Teacher, Rabi.

-Even more.

-More than a Rabi.

-Even more.

-Yeah. Messiah.


Perhaps a Messiah.

One of the Messiahs of the time...

So if he started, if... if... if...

there was a disruption

by Jesus coming in to town,

starting these disruptions, then

the Jewish community who had

to protect the Jewish community,

would have had to deal with that

in some way. Thousands of people

could have been killed because

of this man, standing there and

insighting, possibly a writer.

Now, this is hard

because I'm trying to...

-I'm searching a side of your...

-It's hard, it's difficult.

At the time of Jesus, we are sure

that a lot of persons

suspected of rebellious actions,

were crucified by Romans.

It is nothing extraordinary.

The problem is,

who could have interest

to kill him?

That is the problem.

And I don't see where

and for what

the Jews could have interest

to kill Him

while He was considered

a chieftain of the people,

a rebellious chieftain,

and perhaps

one who wanted to become

the King of the Jews, perhaps.

How can we imagine

that Jews could have interest

to kill a person

just because He wanted

to teach them something?

Of course it became

such a complicated issue,

we're going to have

to explore it completely.

We'd like to thank our guest,

Amos Luzzatto.

Please join us again at the

same time tomorrow evening for

"Jesus, the real story".

This is Theodore Younger

saying... good-night.

And we're cut.

Thank you.

Mr. Luzzatto, that was... that was

fantastic, that was really...

Gretchen called. The screening's

at BAM tomorrow at two.


-I really want to get that guy.

-He would do a lot for the show.

-I'll tell you right now,

-don't worry. That's a done deal.


-See you.


The father and son

were reportedly returning

from a trip to purchase a new car,

when they found themselves

caught in crossfire...




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