Barabbas Movie Review Summary

Actors: Anthony Quinn, Jack Palance, Ernest Borgnine, Vittorio Gassman, Silvana Mangano, Arthur Kennedy, Katy Jurado

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Based on Nobel prize winner Pär Lagerkvist's novel, BARABBAS is a Dino De Laurentiis production directed by Richard Fleisher in 1962. This forgotten gem deserves to be rediscovered.
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BARABBAS is not an epic in the Spartacus's style. The movie tells the story of Barabbas, an uncultivated man, who doesn't understand why he has been spared instead of Jesus. Condemned a second time for murder by the roman judges, Barabbas will be sent into the sulfur mines of Sicilia where he'll cross the path of the Christian Vittorio Gassman. Twenty years later, he'll finish his career as a gladiator in Rome and die on a cross.

He'll witness the first arrestations and executions of Christians in Rome but will be unable to share their faith.

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   Roman Era Inner struggle or disability    -   Yes Struggle with    -   religious issues Job/Profession/Poverty Story?    -   Yes Job:    -   slave

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   criminal Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Jewish


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Italy Asia/Pacific/Middle East    -   Yes Asian country:    -   Israel City?    -   Yes Misc setting    -   sports arena

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes If this is a kid's movie...    -   Ages 10-15 Is this movie based on a    -   book

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