- Dec 21, 1998
Mary Magdalene stars Rhooney Mara as Mary and Joaquin Phoenix as Jesus. The story takes place in Judea around 33 AD when Jesus would have been approximately 37 years old. Jesus was born in 4 BC the year Herod the Great died. At times it is very difficult to understand what the cast is saying it is recommended to turn on the subtitles. The story follows Mary as she becomes a member of Jesus ministry along with the 12 apostles. I purchased the Region-Free BluRay from Amazon.uk. If you enjoy Biblical stories like Paul the Apostle of Christ, Risen, you will like this movie though don't expect the tension that Mel Gibson brought to The Passion.