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Ponzio Pilato (1962)

Country of Origin: France / Italy
Year of Production: 1962
Running Times: 93 mins (Spain) 100 mins
Format: colour 35mm 70mm Super Technirama 70
Ratio: 2.20:1 (negative ratio) 2.35:1 (35mm prints)
Sound: mono

CREDITS

PRODUCTION
Production Companies: Glomer-Paris / Lux-Roma
Producer: Enzo Merolle

SCRIPT
Script: Oreste Biancoli, Gian Paolo Callegari, Gino De Santis, Guy Elmes, Ivo Perilli, Guglielmo Santangelo

DIRECTION
Directors: Gian Paolo Callegari, Irving Rapper
Assistant Director: Luciano Ricci

PHOTOGRAPHY
Director of Photography: Massimo Dallamano

EDITING AND POST-PRODUCTION
Editor: Frederick Muller

MUSIC
Music: Angelo Francesco Lavagnino
Musical Director: Pierluigi Urbani

CAST
Jean Marais (Ponzio Pilato)
Jeanne Crain (Claudia Procula)
Basil Rathbone (Caiaphas)
Letícia Román (Sarah)
Massimo Serato (Nicodemus)
Riccardo Garrone (Galba)
John Drew Barrymore (Judas / Jesus)
Emma Baron
Raffaella Carrà
Dante DiPaolo
Gianni Garko (Jonathan)
Carlo Giustini
John Karlsen (Roman Senator)
Livio Lorenzon (Barabbas)
Paul Müller (Melik)
Roger Tréville
Alfredo Varelli

PLOT SUMMARY

Pontius Pilate wants Jesus to be convicted for his alledged crimes against the state so that the people will spare his life at the Passover instead of the terrorist Barabbas. He dupes Judas into betraying Jesus but his plan backfires when the crowd choose to save Barabbas and Jesus is sentenced to be crucified...

AVAILABILITY

Spain
Theatrical Distributor: Castilla Films

UK
Video Distributor: Epic Home Video International

USA
Theatrical Distributor: U.S. Films Inc

ALTERNATIVE TITLES

Ponce Pilate – French title
Poncio Pilatos – Spanish title
Pontius Pilate – UK / US title
Pontius Pilatus - Statthalter des Grauens – German title

KEYWORDS

betrayal; biblical; crucifixion; jesus christ; passover; rome; terrorists


Last Updated: 1 January, 2009

 


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