Street Date:
November 04, 2014
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Product Overview
The people of Jerusalem are suffering under the reign of HEROD, and are hoping to be delivered from the Roman occupiers by the Messiah whose arrival, it is rumored, is to take place very soon. The other men in the village have to hide, and Joseph gets a visit from JOACHIM and ANNA, asking him to marry their unprotected 14-year-old daughter MARY. Joseph agrees, but promises to preserve her chastity. Nevertheless, one day Mary tells him, in Anna's presence, that she is pregnant. Believing in this immaculate conception is very difficult for Joseph, as is the message that her son JESUS will end the reign of Herod, which is announced to him in a vision. Their son is born in a Bethlehem cattle shed and heralded as the new Messiah by the Three Magi.

STARS: Tobias Moretti, Stafania Rivi, Massimo Reale, Ennio Fantastichini, Francesco Dominedo, Franco Interlenghi

Raffaelel Mertes ,Elisabetta Marchetti

  • Tobias Moretti – Won 2014 Bavarian Film Award ‘Best Actor’  Tobias Moretti
  • Faith based, bible stories strong performers at retail – Bible Stories from Old and New Testament, Ancient Secrets of the Bible, The Bible – collectively sold over ½ million units.

    Genre: Drama
    ProductionYear: 2000
    Rating: Not Rated
    WS/FF: FF
    Runtime: Approx: 99 mins
    Language: English
    Studio: NAMP
    # of Discs: 1
    CC: YES
  • Dove Review

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    Dove "Family-Approved" Seal for Ages 12+

    Joseph: Close to Jesus
    Quality Rating: 1-5 Doves 

    Dove Family-Approved
    Recommended for
    ages 12 and over

    This movie gives a fuller portrait of Joseph, the husband of Mary, than is generally revealed. It is based not only in scripture, but apparently from the furtive mind of a writer and possibly historical notes and/or tradition. The story differs in places from what is given Biblically, including the fact that Joseph dies at the end having not fathered any children although the Bible states Christ had step brothers and sisters. He is also betrothed to Mary at a late age.

    We do see Mary receive the announcement that she will give birth to a child. The film also reveals his birth in Bethlehem. The cinematography is nice in the movie and the film no doubt will have viewers looking for Biblical moments as well as making note of those moments based on other sources. We are pleased to award our Family Approved Seal to this movie for ages twelve plus. Give this one a watch soon!

    Content Description:
    Sex: It is apparent a woman was raped although it is implied more than anything and we see her shattered look.
    Language: None
    Violence: Man attacked by knife and some blood is seen including bloody hands and face; man hits his head against a tree three times; another man is stabbed; man falls over cliff although his death is not seen.
    Drugs: Wine in a few scenes; man is said to have been poisoned.
    Nudity: None
    Other: Man uses astronomy to predict future.

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