"The greatest phenomenon that has ever crossed the horizon of this world..."


It is difficult to imagine history without Jesus Christ, so great an impact has this one man had on it. Two thousand years after his crucifixion for 'blasphemy' his name still arouses fierce passions all over the World. Two billion people believe him to have been the only begotton Son of God.

Millions hunger to know more about him whether believers seeking deeper communion or sceptics looking to evaluate the claims of his followers. But just how much is known about the life, and times of the man who, more than any other, made history?

Through years of painstaking research into harmonizing the oldest sources and latest discoveries combined with meticulous production, A Matter of Life and Death brings his world back to life with stunning realism.

Cutting edge computer graphics and lavish full-scale reconstruction combine to manifest the latest research in astronomy, archeology, musicology and textual criticism.

A Mediterranean and Jewish cast are immersed in the dress, customs, language and culture of Jewish and Roman antiquity for months prior to filming.

Meticulously reconstructed ancient songs combine with more recent classics in an authentic and powerfully moving soundtrack.

Unsanitised dialogue and action lay down the challenge as they did 2000 years ago.

"A picture is worth a thousand words..."



Some photographs Todd Bolen