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A Greek village that conducts a passion play each year but In the context of the 1920’s, each of the characters plays out their biblical role in actuality.
1957 | Special Mention: OCIC Award
1958 | Nominee: Best Film from any Source
1958 | 2nd place: Best Foreign Language Film
I agree with Cedric, this picture should be better known. Truly a masterpiece and for me Jules Dassin's best film.
The hypocrisy and goodness of the body of Christ abound in this moving drama with allegories and politics bouncing back and forth with striking cinematography of Greece's barren and sun-dried landscape.
I saw this a week after The Law and found He Who Must Die to be much more compelling. A great movie. It's a shame that it isn't on Blu-Ray or DVD.