A brand new adaptation of the greatest story ever told – the birth of Jesus Christ…
Mary counts her blessings when her parents arrange to marry her to a local carpenter, Joseph.
He has a good heart, but when she falls mysteriously pregnant, he can’t accept her explanation. He must, however, set aside his anger, to save her life – by allowing her to travel with him to a faraway town… Bethlehem.
The tyranny of Herod, search of the Magi, and the Earthly troubles of the lowly shepherds are all explored in this visually stunning film. It renders beautifully a classic tale and reveals that behind the traditional, there is a universal and very human story. A story of two people: a young, scared girl with a momentous role in history and the kind man who loves her. This unique take on the story of the Nativity explores the troubled times of turn–of–the–millennium Judea, bringing legend to vibrant life.
United Kingdom released, PAL/Region 2.4 DVD: LANGUAGES: English ( Dolby Digital 5.1 ), English ( Subtitles ), ANAMORPHIC WIDESCREEN (1.78:1), SPECIAL FEATURES: Anamorphic Widescreen, Interactive Menu, Scene Access, SYNOPSIS: Tony Jordan's unique take on the story of The Nativity explores the troubled times of Roman occupied Palestine, bringing legend to life but rooting the action in a world we can all recognise and understand. Mary is a seemingly ordinary, spirited 16-year-old girl, who counts her blessings when her parents arrange to marry her to a local carpenter, Joseph. He may be older, and have simple ways, but Joseph has a good heart. But when she falls pregnant, supposedly a virgin, she brings shame upon her family and the threat of death upon herself. At her father's desperate plea, Joseph nevertheless agrees to save Mary by allowing her to travel with him to a faraway town... Bethlehem. Meanwhile wise scholars watching the movements of the stars, realise that an ancient prophecy is about to be fulfilled, the coming of the Messiah. Just as their courage and faith seems tested to the limit, their paths converge in the unlikeliest of places and suddenly, it seems that the impossible might just be possible after all... ...The Nativity