Movie 8min

The Kiss of Judas (1908)

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Facts
Directors André Calmettes, Armand Bour
Country France
Language French
Titles
(Original) Le Baiser de Judas
Production
(Le Film d'Art, 1908) Pathé Frères
Distribution
(USA, 1909) Pathé Frères
Categories
Based on the Bible Betrayal Biblical Drama Black and White Drama Jesus Christ Jesus in Gethsemane Judas Iscariot Short Silent Film The Betrayal by Judas The Death of Judas The Last Supper
Description

This film was made by Pathé Frères branch of art films called "Le Film d'Art"(or "la Société du Film d’Art") that were a bit more exclusive type of production, and this film was one of their first. In this movie, the topic id fully focused on the betrayal of Judas, from the kiss on the slopes of the Mount of Olives, together with the surrounding events up to his death in the Valley of Jehoshaphat. The movie was first shown to the public on the 24. December 1908 in "Salle Charras à Neuilly" near the studio where it was filmed, but is often said to be released in 1909 (7. April this year it premiered in the USA).

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Cast
Albert Dieudonné - Jean
Paul Mounet - Judas
Albert Lambert - Jésus-Christ
Crew
Émile Pierre - Cinematography
Henri Lavedan - Writer
André Calmettes - Director
Armand Bour - Director
Lucien Jusseaume - Production Design (Set Decoration)