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Subject: Religion

Religious movements or phenomena happen on grand and quiet scales, whether it be a major world religion or a priest walking across the Gobi desert with a monkey god in tow.

Barabba (Barabbas)

  • Director: Richard Fleischer
  • Release Date: 1961
  • Production Country: Italy

Freed in place of Jesus of Nazareth, Barabbas suffers from survivor's guilt even as he labors in sulfur mines and the gladiatorial games. Barabbas also survives earthquakes and other disasters, eventually gaining a reputation as the man who cannot die. However, when he falls in with Christians in Rome, he may find his luck coming to an end.

Ben-Hur

  • Director: William Wyler
  • Release Date: 1959
  • Production Country: United States

Falling from wealthy merchant to galley slave, Judah Ben Hur returns to Jerusalem as the adopted son of the rich Roman whose life he saved and is intent on finding his family and punishing the childhood friend who unjustly imprisoned them—but his brief encounters with a strange carpenter from Nazareth may change everything.

Die Juden - Geschichte eines Volkes (The Jews: A People's History)

  • Director: Nina Koshofer, Sabine Klauser
  • Release Date: 2007
  • Production Country: Germany

The Jewish people's history traces back 4,000 years, from the sands of the Middle East, to the Diaspora in classical times, to the modern-day Israel.

El crimen del Padre Amaro (The Crime of Father Amaro)

  • Director: Carlos Carrera
  • Release Date: 2002
  • Production Country: Mexico, Spain, Argentina, France

Young Father Amaro finds that his fellow priests are less spiritual and more carnal and political in their devotions but Father Amaro may not have time to decide where his devotions truly lie: as the people's priest, or as their fellow man.

El pecado de Adán y Eva (The Sin of Adam and Eve)

  • Director: Miguel Zacarías
  • Release Date: 1969
  • Production Country: Mexico

Adam remembers the good ol' days, before Eve tempted him and they were both ejected from the Garden of Eden.

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