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by Abel Ferrara


Three characters linked by the mythical Maria Maddalena - Mary Magdalene... Tony Childress, an infamous, egotistical and obsessive actor/director is playing the lead role of Jesus in his controversial new film This is my blood. When the shoot wraps, Marie Palesi, his lead actress, is left alone in Jerusalem, drained, empty. 'Selfless'. Into the void within her is poured the spirit of Mary Magdalene, and Marie embarks on a profound journey towards enlightenment. Meanwhile, in New York City, tv journalist Ted Younger begins his own quest for spiritual truth through his documentary about the life of Christ. When the premiere of Tony's film becomes the target of bomb threats by the vengeful religious Right, the lives and paths of these three characters come dramatically together.

international title: Mary
original title: Mary
country: Italy, France, United States
sales agent: Wild Bunch
year: 2005
genre: fiction
directed by: Abel Ferrara
film run: 83'
release date: IT 18/11/05, BE/FR 21/12/05
screenplay: Abel Ferrara, Simone Lageoles
cast: Juliette Binoche, Matthew Modine, Forest Whitaker, Marion Cotillard
cinematography by: Stefano Falivene
film editing: Langdon F. Page, Fabio Nunziata, Frank DeCurtis
art director: Frank DeCurtis
costumes designer: Silvia Nebiolo
music: Francis Kuipfers
production: Central Films, Pan-Européenne Production, De Nigris Productions (FR), Surreel (US), Associated Filmmakers (CA)
distributor: Mikado, Paradiso (BE), Pan Européenne Distribution (FR)
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