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Jesucristo Y Maria Magdalena
Jesucristo Y Maria Magdalena
Actors: Medea de Novara, Luis Alcoriza, Tito Junco, Luana Alcañiz, José Baviera
Director: Miguel Contreras Torres
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama, Special Interests
UR     2002     1hr 54min

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Movie Details

Actors: Medea de Novara, Luis Alcoriza, Tito Junco, Luana Alcañiz, José Baviera
Director: Miguel Contreras Torres
Creators: Medea de Novara, Agustín Jiménez, Alex Phillips, Miguel Contreras Torres, Fernando Martínez, Francisco Marco Chillet
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama, Special Interests
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama, Religion & Spirituality
Studio: Woodhaven Ent
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 05/10/2002
Release Year: 2002
Run Time: 1hr 54min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: Spanish
 

Movie Reviews

Of historical interest, poorly presented
David E. Wilt | Washington DC | 01/08/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)

""Maria Magdalena (Pecadora de Magdala)"--the title "Jesucristo y Maria Magdalena" appears on the DVD case only--was made in Mexico in 1945 by Miguel Contreras Torres. Luis Alcoriza played Christ and the director's wife Medea de Novara played Mary Magdalene. This film was clearly inspired by DeMille's "King of Kings" (and may even use stock footage from that picture)--although ostensibly focused on Mary Magdalene, she virtually disappears about halfway through and the movie concentrates on the actions, death, and resurrection of Jesus, with Mary Magdalene shown only as a member of Christ's "entourage." After Jesus dies and is resurrected, Mary Magdalene also dies and her spirit ascends to Heaven. The end.
This is a fairly sincere and well-made picture (even the aforementioned stock footage is expertly integrated) that drums up some real feeling in the scenes of Jesus on the way to his death, his crucifixion, etc. Luis Alcoriza--later one of Luis Bunuel's collaborators--is fine as Jesus, while Medea de Novara (in her last movie)is adequate in an underwritten role.
This DVD appears to have been sourced from a videotape, with tape rolls, distortion, and other technical flaws evident. The first 20 minutes are particularly washed-out and contrasty. There are no extras. Note that the DVD case cites the original running time (114 minutes) but the film as shown runs less than that."