Barabbas (1961)

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137 min.
Plot  Shortly before the crucifixion of Christ, Pontius Pilate offers to release either Jesus Christ or Barabbas in keeping with the local custom. As the Bible story goes, Barabbas is the one the crowd chooses.

Barabbas returns to his friends, and asks where his lover Rachel is. They inform him that Rachel had changed while he was away, and has become a follower of Christ. Rachel soon returns, but she is not overjoyed to see Barabbas.

As Christ dies, the sky turns dark. Shaken by this, Barabbas goes to witness the crucifixion. Afterwards, he goes to watch Christ's body being sealed in the tomb. On the third morning, Barabbas goes to the tomb to find it open, and the corpse gone. Rachel tells him that Christ has risen, but Barabbas dismisses this as illusion, or that his followers had taken his body. He goes to see the Apostle Peter and Christ's other followers; they do not know where he is, but do believe he is risen.

Rachel begins to talk to others in Jerusalem ab...
  

Director(s)

Cast

Anthony Quinn
Barabbas
Arthur Kennedy
Pontius Pilate
Jack Palance
Torvald
Michael Gwynn
Lazarus
Joe Robinson
Gladiator
Sharon Tate
Patrician in arena

Others

All Titles

Barabba
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Barabbas
English Title

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Country

Italy

Language

English

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