EXT. NAZARETH - MORNING
The feeling begins. It's a light
tingling at first. Right on the top
of my head. Very tender. Like a
Paradise. Then the pain starts.
Now we see JESUS, the son of Mary, 28 years-old, sleeping
under an olive tree. The mid-morning sun (OVER-EXPOSED) shines
on his stubby face. He is dreaming.
It feels like the bird has grabbed
me from behind. Just above the neck.
Talons slip underneath the skin and
work and claw their way up the back
of my neck. Then the real pain begins.
Each claw digs into the soft matter
behind my brain, and then across the
top of my head toward my eyes. Just
before they reach my eyes, they dig
Jesus wakens. He looks around.
And I remember. I have to make a
INT. CARPENTER'S WORKSHOP - DAY
drip off the belt onto the ground.
At first it worked, then the headaches
returned. I know it's God. Or the
devil. Who can tell them apart? They
exchange faces; God sometimes becomes
all darkness, the devil all light,
PEOPLE come from behind him and walk in front.
behind the soldier for just a moment. Very professionally,
The red-haired man keeps walking. This is JUDAS.
Who is it? Who are you? Why are you
Are you ready?
Jesus doesn't answer.
I said are you ready?
You're a disgrace.
Jesus smiles at him.
I'm the disgrace? Judas, I see the
blood on your knife.
off the blade with a rag.
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