Directed by Roberto Rossellini
final film is a beautiful and challenging account of Jesus' everyday life, not the
miracles emphasized in most Biblical films. By focusing on the worldly instead of the
divine, Rossellini boldly embraced again, for one last time, the neo-realist filmmaking
tradition he helped to create. "The simplicity and unaffected power of Roberto
Rosellini's The Messiah roll over you with the strength of a tide" (David
Elliott, Chicago Sun-Times). Italian with English subtitles.