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JUDAS

JUDAS

Alternate Titles: IUDA

Drama | Russian | 108 minutes

Company

ROSKINO JSC


Cast & Crew

Director

ANDREI BOGATYRYOV

Producer

TATIANA VORONETSKAYA

Writer

VSEVOLOD BENIGSEN

Cast

ALEXEI SHEVCHENKO, IVAN DOBRONRAVOV, OLGA STASHKEVICH, SERGEI FROLOV, VADIM YAKOVLEV


Synopsis

Judas, a seasoned thief, fi nds himself in the market square where Christ is giving a sermon and his apostles are collecting alms. He follows them and steals their money, only to be caught red-handed. Nevertheless, the Teacher forgives him. What is more, He invites the thief to become one of His followers and off ers him a position as the group’s treasurer. Shocked by Christ’s unexpected off er, Judas decides to join the apostles, if only to fi gure out what is going on. He gradually starts to comprehend Christ’s message, but feels that the apostles are blindly following their teacher. Judas argues with them, and tries to defend his right to divine the truth of God. But when he fails to make them understand, he realizes that Christ’s teachings may sink into oblivion without benefiting humanity. His solution is to betray Christ. “By killing a man, have I not saved a God?”


Completion Year

2013


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