Pontius Pilate (film)

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Pontius Pilate (Italian: Ponzio Pilato, French: Ponce Pilate) is an Italian drama film from 1962, directed by Gian Paolo Callegari and Irving Rapper, written by Oreste Biancoli, starring Jean Marais and Jeanne Crain.[2][3][4]

Pontius Pilate
Pontius Pilate 1962 US poster.jpg
1962 US Theatrical Poster
Directed byGian Paolo Callegari
Irving Rapper
Produced byGlomer Film, Lux Compagnie Cinématographique de France
Written byOreste Biancoli
Gian Paolo Callegari
Gino De Santis
StarringJean Marais
Jeanne Crain
Music byAngelo Francesco Lavagnino
Release date
15 February 1962 (Italy); 22 June 1962 (France); 1967 (USA)
Running time
100 minutes; 93 minutes (Spain); 103 minutes (West Germany)
CountriesItaly, France
Box office1,455,058 admissions (France)[1]

The film is known under the titles: Ponce Pilate (France), Poncio Pilatos (Spain), Pontius Pilate (UK / US), Pontius Pilatus – Statthalter des Grauens (Germany).[5]

John Drew Barrymore plays the characters of both Judas Iscariot and Jesus of Nazareth.[6]

The scenario is based mainly on the Gospel of John. The following biblical passages are quoted in the film: Matthew 27:11; Mark 15:2; Luke 23:1; John 18:33; 18:37; John 18:38; 19:9-11; Matthew 27:24; Deuteronomy 21:6-7; John 19:19-21; 19:22.[7]

This film takes a perspective on events surrounding the Passion of Jesus Christ by focusing on Pontius Pilate, the Procurator of Judea who condemned Him to death. Pilate is a man for whom nothing seems to go as planned.

The film was produced in Italy and released there on 15 February 1962.



  1. ^ "Box Office Figures for Jean Marais films". Box Office Story.
  2. ^ Ponzio Pilato (1962) Archived 2012-07-08 at Archive.today at the Films de France
  3. ^ Pontius Pilate at IMDb
  4. ^ "Pontius Pilate (1962) - Trailers, Reviews, Synopsis, Showtimes and Cast - AllMovie". allmovie.com. Retrieved 2014-05-31.
  5. ^ Ponzio Pilato (1962) - The Encyclopedia of Fantastic Film and Television
  6. ^ Pontius Pilate (1962) - The New York Times
  7. ^ Poncio Pilatos | 1962 - pejino.com

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