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A Compilation Movie based on the 2013 TV miniseries The Bible, starring Diogo Morgado as Jesus.

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  • Adaptation Distillation: The miniseries itself took an ~800,000-word book and squeezed it into ten 44-minute episodes. The movie takes the four episodes that deal with Jesus and further squeezes them into a 135-minute movie. May be Compressed Adaptation for some. To be fair, a lot of the stuff in the Bible can't really be filmed; see, pretty much the entire book of Numbers. It is exactly what it sounds like.
  • Adaptation Induced Plothole: When Jesus saves the woman caught in adultery, her crime/sin isn't explained.
  • Bible Times: Naturally.
  • Bowdlerise: Because of the "Satan looks like Obama" controversy from the original miniseries, said scene is cut in this version.
  • Compilation Movie: Made up of the Jesus portions of the original TV series, plus deleted material.
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  • Flipping the Table: Jesus pulls this off pretty spectacularly in the temple, before giving the money changers a speech that probably singed their beards. After all, to him it was basically like the mafia operating out of his living room.
  • Framing Device: Narrated by the apostle John during his exile in Patmos. The film opens with lines from the Gospel of John and ends with lines from the Book of Revelation, both traditionally attributed to John.
  • Mr. Fanservice: Amusingly enough, an unintentional effect of the casting leads to a Memetic Mutation of "Hot Jesus"!
  • Passion Play: Naturally, it contains scenes leading up to Jesus' crucifixion and resurrection.
  • Pietà Plagiarism: The movie uses the scene from the TV show (which it would pretty much have to).
  • Title Drop: Several times.


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