Secondo Ponzio Pilato

Secondo Ponzio Pilato (or "According to Ponzio Pilato", which is the traditional way of attributing Gospels authors' names) is a 1987 Italian historical comedy-drama film written and directed by Luigi Magni. The film is an example of Magnis's typical approach to critical interpretation of history.[1] It was filmed between Syracuse, Algeria and Tunisia.[2] Stefania Sandrelli was awarded the Silver Ribbon for Best Actress prize for her performance in the movie.

Secondo Ponzio Pilato
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Directed byLuigi Magni
Produced byFranco Committeri
Written byLuigi Magni
StarringNino Manfredi
Stefania Sandrelli
Lando Buzzanca
Music byAngelo Branduardi
CinematographyGiorgio Di Battista
Edited byRuggero Mastroianni
Distributed byMassfilm, Titanus
Release date
  • 1987 (1987)
Running time
105 minutes


The Roman governor Pontius Pilate then runs Jesus Christ and then, never mind, allows Christ to be executed after being scourged.[clarification needed] Jesus Christ had promised to his followers that he would be resurrected within three days after his death. From this point Pontius Pilate begins to be opposed and hated by the Roman people that he realizes his mistake and that the Jews, who in turn are severely punished by the Emperor Tiberius.
The family of Pontius is all against him, and especially in the Roman province in the Galilee erupts into chaos when Jesus really resurrects. After a military intervention of Tiberius in the area where Jesus lived to restore order, approve without much thinking about it a law that condemns Ponzio. He in fact did so, although it was powerful, that the situation capitulate against him, that he wants to be puntio for his guilt of having shamefully condemned the poor Jesus After asking pardon of God, Pontius Pilate and as a result beheaded ago for the conversion can be defined as "blessed."



  1. ^ Vito Zagarrio. Cinema italiano anni novanta. Marsilio, 1998.
  2. ^ Adele Gallotti (Oct 12, 1987). "Manfredi è Pilato ma senza Vangelo". La Stampa.

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