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Release Date: December 23, 1961

Year    :   1961
Slogan    :   «The man of violence in whose place Christ died»
Genres    :   Adventure, Drama, History
Production Companies    :   Dino de Laurentiis Cinematografica, Columbia Pictures
Director    :   Richard Fleischer
Producers    :   Dino De Laurentiis, Mario Chiari
Writers    :   Christopher Fry, Ivo Perilli, Pär Lagerkvist, Nigel Balchin, Diego Fabbri, Salvatore Quasimodo
RunTime    :   137 mins.

Epic account of the thief Barabbas, who was spared crucifixion when Pilate manipulated the crowd into pardoning him, rather than Jesus. Struggling with his spirituality, Barabbas goes through many ordeals leading him to the gladiatorial arena, where he tries to win his freedom and confront his inner demons, ultimately becoming a follower of the man who was crucified in his place.

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