Tuesday, May 24, 2016

RISEN trailer

RISEN was released last February with little fanfare. It's now available for home viewing. The story irks me so I doubt I'll be watching it.

The official summary :

"Follows the epic Biblical story of the Resurrection, as told through the eyes of a non-believer. Clavius, a powerful Roman Military Tribune, and his aide Lucius, are tasked with solving the mystery of what happened to Yahshua (Jesus) in the weeks following the crucifixion, in order to disprove the rumors of a risen Messiah and prevent an uprising in Jerusalem."

...or another way to tell the story of the resurrection without actually telling the story of the resurrection.


Scott Ochiltree said...

I agree this looks pretty awful.

There is a whole category of obscure flicks like this are made for the Christian fundamentalist market, which exists especially in small town down South.

Richard Svensson said...

I haven't seen this but the synopsis sure sounds an awful lot like the Italian TV production "The Inquiry" (2006), aka "The Final Inquiry", with my fellow Swedes Max von Sydow and Dolph Lundgren in the cast, or "The Inquiry" (1987) starring Keith Carradine and Harvey Keitel.