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Golgotha

Golgotha

A Feature film by Julien Duvivier

Produced by Transat Films

Release in France : 10/04/1935

    Synopsis

    Julien Duvivier's most controversial production to date, 1935's Golgotha is an ambitious and expensive retelling of the Last Days of Jesus. Robert le Vigan plays the Son of God, but as often happens in films of this nature he is upstaged by the villains, Herod (Harry Baur), Pontius Pilate (Jean Gabin) and Judas (Lucas Gridoux). All of Jesus' dialogue is taken directly from the Scriptures, with no movie-style adornments: le Vigan delivers these lines with sincerity and quiet grace. Considering the anti-Semitism prevalent in Europe during the 1930s, the question of the Jews' responsibility for Jesus' death is handled with restraint; blame is squarely laid on the shoulders of a handful of conspirators, rather than an entire race. A throwback to the religious films that Duvivier had made during the silent era, Golgotha may seem a bit old-fashioned and stilted when seen today: one contemporary reviewer has likened the film to a display of picture post-cards.

    Source : allmovie.com

    Actors (35)

    Production and distribution (3)

    Executive Producer :

    Transat Films

    French distribution :

    Sirius

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Pathé Distribution

    TV Broadcasts: Cumulative total

    TV broadcasts: details by country

    Full credits (9)

    Assistant directors :

    Jean Stelli, Robert Vernay

    Screenwriter :

    Julien Duvivier

    Sound recordists :

    Marcel Courmes, Joseph De Bretagne

    Editor :

    Marthe Poncin

    Music Composer :

    Jacques Ibert

    Adapter/dialogue writer :

    Julien Duvivier

    Director of Photography :

    Jules Kruger

    Assistant Operators :

    Robert Juillard, René Ribault, Marc Fossard

    Production Designer :

    Jean Perrier

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Themes :

    Religion

    Production language :

    French

    Production country :

    France

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    100% French (France)

    Production year :

    1935

    French release :

    10/04/1935

    Runtime :

    1 h 35 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    462

    Visa issue date :

    31/08/1940

    Approval :

    Unknown

    Color type :

    Black & White

    Aspect ratio :

    1.37

    Audio format :

    Mono

    Posters (7)

    Director