Smarter than the Passion of the Christ – The Son of Man

That’s how it is described, anyway.

I am interested in how other cultures depict the narrative of Christ which helps us to see how it has been reflected by the West and our own subcultures.

This movie promises to entice me, I believe.


A review is here:

Mark Dornford-May’s Son of Man sets the Jesus story in the context of a modern, African township. Were Jesus to come to earth today, it’s not hard to imagine that this is the kind of place we’d find him, criticising the politics and corruption that leaves millions living in shacks. Here Pilate’s troops pose as agents of peace from a neighbouring country. He maintains his power by using local gangland leaders Caiaphas and Annas to keep control of their people. This Jesus, played by Andile Kosi, is almost the polar opposite of the image of Jesus most of us grew up with. Rather than blond hair and a white bathrobe he’s a shaven headed black-African dressed in jeans and a checked shirt. Yet it is easy to relate to him in the role, because Kosi effortlessly blends strength, compassion, and an easy going nature, with a compelling and passionate personality.

Read, especially, the last paragraph of that review. Also, you can pre-order the movie, here.


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