Retrospectives. Open area "Film - Rock Opera" 2011
Jesus Christ Superstar
  • Director: Norman Jewison

United States,  1973,  108 min.
Cast:
Ted Neeley, Carl Anderson, Barry Dennen, Bob Bingham, Larry Marshall, Josh Mostel
Section:
Retrospectives. Open area "Film - Rock Opera"

The story of the final week of the earthly life of Jesus told in the form of rock-opera by Andrew Lloyd Webber (music) and Tim Rice (lyrics). Although the portrayal of Jesus through Judas' eyes as a mere human being provoked controversial reaction, the film directed by Norman Jewison was the eighth highest-grossing film of 1973.