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Un bambino di nome Gesù (1987)

The film attempts to fill in the "missing years" of Jesus, from ages 3 through 12. When King Herod orders that all Hebrew male children under the age of three be slain, Joseph moves his ... See full summary »


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Vittorio Bonicelli (screenplay), Vittorio Bonicelli (story) | 5 more credits »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Matteo Bellina Matteo Bellina ... Jesus
Bekim Fehmiu ... Joseph
María del Carmen San Martín María del Carmen San Martín ... Maria (as Carmen San Martin)
Alessandro Gassmann ... Adult Jesus (as Alessandro Gassman)
Irene Papas ... Old Maria
Franco Interlenghi ... Rufus
Maurizio Donadoni Maurizio Donadoni ... Jeder
Hichem Rostom Hichem Rostom ... Sedeq
Roberto Bisacco ... Marzio
Roberto Posse Roberto Posse ... Druso
Frédéric Darié Frédéric Darié ... Elia
Pierre Clémenti ... Sefir
Susanna Martinková ... Maddalena (as Susana Martinková)
Fethi Haddaoui Fethi Haddaoui ... Erode
Martine Gafsi Martine Gafsi ... Giovanna


The film attempts to fill in the "missing years" of Jesus, from ages 3 through 12. When King Herod orders that all Hebrew male children under the age of three be slain, Joseph moves his family near Egypt. Here, Jesus, sensing his divinity, expresses a desire to return to Nazareth. Travelling homeward with his mother Mary, Jesus flashes forward to events that will unfold in his adult life. Written by X

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Italy | West Germany



Release Date:

30 June 2011 (Argentina) See more »

Also Known As:

A Child Called Jesus See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Una Stella Sopra Il Deserto
Composed by Piero Piccioni
Music From & Inspired by A Child Called Jesus
Courtesy of Sacred Art of Talents
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4 October 2000 | by spoon-18See all my reviews

This movie was shown on Canadian television several years ago and I saw most of it. Almost every movie about Jesus depicts him a stoic, serene, and God-like character with almost every line a quote from the Bible. There was much more to the human boy Jesus than any recorded history known. This movie shows what it would have been like to be Jesus, a human boy, in an accurately detailed setting. It is one of the most moving and spiritually uplifting religious movies I have ever seen. If you ever wondered what it may have been like for Jesus, in the undocumented years of His life, this film is a must see. Unfortunately, I have searched without success, for several years, to get, or even see, the English version of this masterpiece.

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