Raffaele Mertes

The Friends of Jesus - Thomas (2001)

When Jesus is taken off the cross at Golgotha, THOMAS arrives there. Like most of the other disciples, he had worriedly taken refuge with friends in Jerusalem after Jesus's arrest. After Jesus's burial, the disciples decide to leave Jerusalem quickly, but Thomas ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Raffaele Mertes
CAST:  Ricky Tognazzi  •  Enrica Maria Modugno  •  Matt Patresi  •  Roberta Armani

When Jesus is taken off the cross at Golgotha, THOMAS arrives there. Like most of the other disciples, he had worriedly taken refuge with friends in Jerusalem after Jesus's arrest. After Jesus's burial, the disciples decide to leave Jerusalem quickly, but Thomas ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Raffaele Mertes
CAST:  Ricky Tognazzi  •  Enrica Maria Modugno  •  Matt Patresi  •  Roberta Armani

Joseph of Nazareth (2000)

The people of Jerusalem are suffering under the reign of HEROD, and are hoping to be delivered from the Roman occupiers by the Messiah whose arrival, it is rumored, is to take place very soon. Unlike his nephew JUDAS, who wants to join the zealots (freedom ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Raffaele Mertes  •  Elisabetta Marchetti
CAST:  Tobias Moretti  •  Stefania Rivi  •  Ennio Fantastichini  •  Francesco Dominedò

The people of Jerusalem are suffering under the reign of HEROD, and are hoping to be delivered from the Roman occupiers by the Messiah whose arrival, it is rumored, is to take place very soon. Unlike his nephew JUDAS, who wants to join the zealots (freedom ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Raffaele Mertes  •  Elisabetta Marchetti
CAST:  Tobias Moretti  •  Stefania Rivi  •  Ennio Fantastichini  •  Francesco Dominedò

Esther (1999)

King of the Persians, summons his attractive wife Vashti, to show off her beauty to the guests, the proud queen refuses to come. The king promptly bans her from ever entering his presence again, and gives orders for the most beautiful young virgins in the land to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Raffaele Mertes
CAST:  Louise Lombard  •  F. Murray Abraham  •  Jürgen Prochnow  •  Thomas Kretschmann

King of the Persians, summons his attractive wife Vashti, to show off her beauty to the guests, the proud queen refuses to come. The king promptly bans her from ever entering his presence again, and gives orders for the most beautiful young virgins in the land to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Raffaele Mertes
CAST:  Louise Lombard  •  F. Murray Abraham  •  Jürgen Prochnow  •  Thomas Kretschmann

Mary Magdalene (2000)

Employed as a spy and given the task of investigating the threat posed by John the Baptist, Mary Magdalene is overwhelmed by John's powerful message of the coming of the Messiah. Gazing into John's eyes before he dies, Mary is left with the certainty that her place ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Raffaele Mertes  •  Elisabetta Marchetti
CAST:  Maria Grazia Cucinotta  •  Massimo Ghini  •  Giuliana De Sio  •  Gottfried John

Employed as a spy and given the task of investigating the threat posed by John the Baptist, Mary Magdalene is overwhelmed by John's powerful message of the coming of the Messiah. Gazing into John's eyes before he dies, Mary is left with the certainty that her place ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Raffaele Mertes  •  Elisabetta Marchetti
CAST:  Maria Grazia Cucinotta  •  Massimo Ghini  •  Giuliana De Sio  •  Gottfried John

Judas: Close to Jesus (2001)

Pilate and the Roman legate Veturius look on worriedly as Jesus is celebrated as the new messiah in Jerusalem, fearing an uprising. Veturius decides to have Jesus arrested as soon as a suitable opportunity presents itself. Judas is delighted by the reception Jesus ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Raffaele Mertes
CAST:  Enrico Lo Verso  •  Aglaia Szyszkowitz  •  Mathieu Carrière  •  Hannes Jaenicke

Pilate and the Roman legate Veturius look on worriedly as Jesus is celebrated as the new messiah in Jerusalem, fearing an uprising. Veturius decides to have Jesus arrested as soon as a suitable opportunity presents itself. Judas is delighted by the reception Jesus ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Raffaele Mertes
CAST:  Enrico Lo Verso  •  Aglaia Szyszkowitz  •  Mathieu Carrière  •  Hannes Jaenicke

The Apocalypse (2000)

While Emperor Domitian persecutes the Christians, the aged apostle John has prophetic visions.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Raffaele Mertes
CAST:  Richard Harris  •  Benjamin Sadler  •  Christian Kohlund  •  Vittoria Belvedere

While Emperor Domitian persecutes the Christians, the aged apostle John has prophetic visions.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Raffaele Mertes
CAST:  Richard Harris  •  Benjamin Sadler  •  Christian Kohlund  •  Vittoria Belvedere