The Apostle Peter: Redemption

Synopsis: Tormented by his denial of Christ, Peter spent his life attempting to atone for his failures. Now as he faces certain death at the hand of Nero, will he falter again, his weakness betray him or will he rise up triumphant in his final moment?
Genre: Drama
89 min


Forgive me, Lord,

for I am weak.

What did you say?

Are you willing to admit

your part?

I have failed my Lord.

Well, I will not fail mine.

Processus, stop!

- What are you doing?

- Getting a confession.

Look at him.

- From a dead man.

- You'll get no confession

Water, now.

- -Unchain him.

- -But we were given strict...

Unchain him!

He's bleeding.

Thank you.

Thank you.

Listen to me, old man.

Look around you.

Where you are?

Have you forgotten

This is Mamertine,

- in the world,

- the most secure prison

And you are alone.

One word from Nero

- and the entire might

- of the Roman Empire

Could be brought to bear

on you.

So why not cooperate?

Tell us.

Tell me.

Why did you start the fires?

I cannot confess

to that which I did not do.


Be with me, Lord.

Be with me.

These fires have turned

the city on its end.

All the more reason

to find these criminals.


- But finding them

- will not ease the suffering

Of those who've been

burned out.

Or perhaps they'll find

distraction in the games.

The games.

Yes, Honor,

the games of your festival.

- Never mind the games.

- Where are your priorities?

I would hear from Theodus.

- Honor, we have been working

- day and night

But there are still hundreds

of families on the street.

We simply do not have the

resources to help everybody.

That's enough.

I cannot allow my people to be

treated this way anymore.

Redirect funds from

the aqueduct project,

and take care of my people


- But, Honor, respectfully, - we

need to keep - The water project...

I have made my decision.

If you'd like to debate it,

you can do so

from the streets,

where you will be personally

- side by side.

- Working with these people,

Ah! Martinian.

- What progress have we made?

- Forgive me.

The inquisitors were

overly zealous

with the old man,

the Christian, Peter.


- He is quite weak.


Honor, he may die.

Excuse me?

He may die.

I seem to recall

giving the specific order

that he may be beaten,

burned, tortured, torn,

twisted in whatever way

that you deemed necessary,

but I clearly remember

that I did not want him

to be killed!

In fact, did I not forbid it?

Yes, Honor.

What am I to do

with a dead man?

It is my fault, Honor.

He is their leader,

and I do not want him dead.

What we have now

is houses burned,

businesses lost,

people in the streets,


so what I demand is

that every name

- in starting these fires

- of every Christian involved

Be given to me.

He knows who they are.

And you will give that to me.

Yes, Honor.


One of my servants

is an excellent healer.

You can send her

to minister to this Peter.

Bring her.

- Come where

- I can see you.

What is your name?


And why is it I have not

seen you before, Susanna?

She is one of my

personal servants.

She has no reason

to attend at court.

Perhaps in the future,

- to rectify that.

- I should do something

Honor, we have them.

Come on!


Forward. Go!

Martinian, stay for this.

Who am I?

- Do you have a tongue?

Yes, Emperor.

Yes, I am your Emperor,

and you are an arsonist,

a man who likes to set fire

to buildings.

No, Honor.

I do not know who would make

these charges or why.

I have not started any fires.

- Calling me a liar?

- No, Honor.

I understand that you have

spent some time

with the criminal, Peter.

The Christian.

Yes, Honor.

Well, since it's

commonly known

- that Christians

- are responsible

For setting fire to my city,

then you just admitted

to being one of them.

- -But...

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