Saint John - The Apocalypse
Year: 2002
Format: TV movie 1x90'
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Co-production: Lux Vide in association with Rai Fiction
Saint John - The Apocalypse
The Apocalypse are contained in a letter in which John the Evangelist recounts the visions he sees before he dies: revelations regarding the future of humanity and the kingdom of God. However, these revelations are written in a complex language of figures, events and symbolic actions which have since entered the collective imagination: the four knights of the Apocalypse, the seven seals, the trumpeting angels announcing the scourges, the Anti-Christ, the Lamb defeating the Beast and confirming the word of Christ.
The movie tells the story of the life of John - "the disciple Christ loved", the last man to have seen Christ alive and the only disciple not to have died a martyr - from his adolescence alongside his Master in the streets of Palestine to his old age in Ephesus during the reign of Emperor Trajan following the ferocious persecutions of Nero and Domitian.
A fundamental figure for early Christians, John the Evangelist provides the missing link with his spiritual and physical experiences of Christ.
Giovanni: Richard Harris
Irene: Vittoria Belvedere
Valerio: Benjamin Sadler
Gaio: Paolo Villaggio
Quinto: Christian Kohlund
Domiziano: Bruce Payne
Demetrio: Ian Duncan
Corvo: Constantine Gregory
Eracle: Luca Ward
Ionico: Erol Sander
Anziano: Luigi Diberti
Silvano: Massimiliano Pazzaglia
Titone: Matt Patresi
Hermes: Walter Nudo
Marcello: Alessandro Bertolucci
Directed by: Raffaele Mertes
Produced by: Luca Bernabei
Subject: Gianmario Pagano
Screenplay: Francesco Contaldo, Raffaele Mertes, Gianmario Pagano
Story editor: Saverio D'Ercole
Dir. della Photography: Giovanni Galasso
Costumes designer: Paolo Scalabrino
Production designer: Paolo Biagetti
Music: Marco Frisina
Editor: Elisabetta Marchetti
Casting: Jeremy Zimmermann
Casting Italy: Fabiola Banzi
Casting Germany: Cornelia Von Braun
Executive Producer: Paolo Lucidi
Organizzatore gen.: Michele Greco
Rai producer: Roberta Cadringher
Kirch Media Producer: Ferdinand Dohna
Associated producer: Pierpaolo Marcelli, Elisabetta Marchetti