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The Passion of Joshua the Jew

La passione di Giosué l'Ebreo

Directed by Pasquale Scimeca
Italy, Spain, 2005


In 15th century Spain all Jews and Muslims were ordered out of the country by Queen Isabella. Young Joshua and his family flee the country with other exiles, and eventually settle in Italy. He grows into a man and becomes fascinated with Catholicism and is soon declared the next messiah by an elder.

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The Passion of Joshua the Jew Directed by Pasquale Scimeca

Awards & Festivals

Venice Film Festival

2005 | Winner: UNESCO Award

Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists

2006 | 2 nominations including: Best Cinematography

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