Mel Gibson’s widely acclaimed controversial film “The Passion of the Christ” premiers in Ghana on Good Friday, 9th April, 2004 at the Accra International Conference Center. Gibson’s film has dominated the United States box office this year, so far grossing over $295.2 million in the US alone.
The film has been both criticized and praised for its violent bloody portrayal of Jesus Christ final hours. It is a highly emotional film which has religious groups over the world rushing to view it. Churches have been reported to have booked whole theatres for their followers to go and watch the dramatization of the Jesus story.
The film has ignited world audiences; The Pope has confirmed he likes Gibson's 'Passion of the Christ', the film has reportedly prompted a former neo-Nazi to confess to bombings, and a Reverend Minister died whilst watching the film in Brazil.
The movie depicts Jesus’ last 12 hours on the day of his crucifixion, opening In the Garden of Olives where Jesus has gone to pray after the Last Supper. Betrayed by Judas Iscariot, Jesus is arrested and taken back within the city walls of Jerusalem where the leaders of the Pharisees confront him with accusations of blasphemy; subsequently, his trial results with the leaders condemning him to his death. More corporal cruelty takes place as Jesus is nailed to the cross--suffering, he hangs there, left to die. Initially, in his dazed suffering, Jesus is alarmed that he has been abandoned by God his father. Eventually, he overcomes his fear and with his last breaths, tells Mary, his Mother, "It is accomplished." He then beseeches God, "Into Thy hands I commend my spirit." At the moment of his death, nature itself over-turns.
Nu-Metro Theatres and Global Media Alliance are happy to bring this highly sought after movie to Ghanaians within such a short period of its release. Movie lovers are therefore encouraged to look out for adverts outlining the show times in the newspapers, radio and television advertisements as well as flyers or call 021-685164 for bookings.
For immediate release. Contact +233-21-685164 2004-04-01