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The Inquiry (1987)

L'inchiesta (original title)
A Roman Agent is sent to Palestine to investigate rumors of the resurrection of an executed criminal.

Director:

Damiano Damiani

Writers:

Ennio Flaiano (story), Suso Cecchi D'Amico (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Keith Carradine ... Tito Valerio Tauro
Harvey Keitel ... Ponzio Pilato
Phyllis Logan ... Claudia Procula
Angelo Infanti Angelo Infanti ... Trifone
Lina Sastri Lina Sastri ... Maria di Magdala
John Forgeham ... Marco
Luciano Bartoli ... Criside
Erik Schumann ... Flavio
Georgia Slowe ... Sara
Philip Locke
Francesco Carnelutti Francesco Carnelutti
Manuel de Blas
Sal Borgese ... (as Salvatore Borgese)
Lorenzo Piani Lorenzo Piani
Angelo D'Angelo
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Tito Valerio Tauro is sent by the emperor Tiberius to Galilee to investigate the disappearance of the body of Jesus. Tito thinks he will hurry up his assignment and return to Rome, but he meets Claudia Procula, Pilate's wife, fascinated by the personality of Jesus which reveals to him that Mary of Magdala has witnessed the resurrection of Jesus. Titus is convinced that Jesus is still alive and that a conspiracy is underway to hide him and, passing himself off as a Christian, begins to look for Mary of Magdala who has also disappeared. Will find it, but.. Written by Baldinotto da Pistoia

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Very worth watching
16 February 2016 | by searchanddestroy-1See all my reviews

I was at first surprised by this Damiano Damiani feature, after he has not used us with such topics, about Christianity. But if you analyse closely this story, you'll notice that there are some points in common with his other films concerning mafia: the quest of one man for a truth, a mystery to find everything about. Instead of the mafia, it is the truth about Jesus Christ. We also find here is pessimism, as we had in his crime movies. I am amazed by this feature, with Keith Carradine as Franco Nero was in the mafia films. I don't understand why it is not better widely known.

A rare gem for me. That's my own opinion.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

13 February 1987 (Italy) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Tunisia

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