Mary Magdalene
Year: 2018
Production: Other

Mary Magdalene - United Kingdom-Australia, 2018, 120 min
Director: Garth Davis
Cast: Rooney Mara (Mary Magdalene), Joaquin Phoenix (Jesus), Chiwetel Ejiofor (Peter), Tahar Rahim (Judas), Ariane Labed (Rachel), Denis Menochet (Daniel), Lubna Azabal (Susannah), Tchecky Karyo (Elisha)

Set in the Holy Land in the first century C.E., a young woman leaves her small fishing village and traditional family behind to join a radical new social movement. At its ead is a charismatic leader, Jesus of Nazareth, who promises that the world is changing. Mary is searching for a new way of living, and an authenticity that is denied her by the rigid hierarchies of the day. As the notoriety of the group spread and more are drawn to follow Jesus' inspirational message, Mary's spiritual journey places lead her to the capital city of Jerusalem, where she must confront the reality of Jesus' destiny and her own place within it.

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