piss christ
Piss Christ – Serrano Andres (1987)

They start to walk away from the cross down the hill.
We still see the crucifixion site in the background.

JESUS
What about all the others?

ANGEL
Don’t look behind, God gave you the
gift of life. Look ahead.

JESUS
But what about the people? What will
happen?

ANGEL
They can see you crucified. Or they’ll
see you dead. Or they can see you
any way they want.

JESUS
What happens later if they see me
alive?

ANGEL
They’ll see any one you want them to
see. Even you. If you want.

JESUS
Where are the disciples?

ANGEL
Oh, they were frightened and ran
away.



JESUS
(continuing)
You’re a liar! I’m Jesus of Nazareth.
I was never crucified. I never came
back from the dead. I’m a man like
everyone else. Why are you spreading
these lies?

ANGEL
Quiet.

PAUL
What are you talking about?

JESUS
I’m the son of Mary and Joseph, who
preached in Galilee. James and John,
the sons of Zebedee, were my
disciples. We marched on Jerusalem,
they brought me before Pilate, but
God saved me.

Jesus’ Angel doesn’t like this conversation; he tugs violently
at his sleeve. Jesus shoves him aside. Paul takes Jesus around
a corner where they won’t be seen.

PAUL
No he didn’t!

JESUS
Now I live like a man. I have a
family. I eat, work, have children.
Do you understand what I’m saying?
Don’t go around the world spreading
these lies about me.
(shouts)
Because, I’ll tell everyone the truth.

Now it’s Paul’s turn to explode.

PAUL
Look around you! Look at these people.
Do you see the suffering and
unhappiness in this world? Their
only hope is the Resurrected Jesus.
I don’t care whether you’re Jesus or
not. The Resurrected Jesus will save
the world — that’s what matters.

JESUS
The world can’t be saved by lies.


Last Temptation of Christ (1988)
Based on a novel by Nikos Kazantzakis.
http://sfy.ru/?script=last_temptation_of_christ_1988

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