The Passion of the Christ
Mel Gibson co-wrote, co-produced and directed this controversial but powerful interpretation of the final hours in the life of Jesus. The film, with dialogue in Hebrew, Latin and Aramaic, sparked charges of anti-Semitism, and was denounced by some critics for its excessive violence. In the crucifixion scene, Gibson's hands nail Jesus to the cross.
Samuel Goldwyn Films
James Caviezel, Maja Morgenstern, Maia Morgenstern, Monica Bellucci, Claudia Gerini