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The Nativity Story Details

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Australian-born Whale Rider sensation and Oscar nominee Keisha Castle-Hughes stars opposite Oscar Isaac in Lords of Dogtown director Catherine Hardwicke's dramatic account of the Annunciation, and the arduous journey of Mary and Joseph to give birth to baby Jesus. House of Sand and Fog's Shohreh Aghdashloo co-stars in a film with a screenplay by The Rookie and Finding Forrester scribe Mike Rich. Filmed in the village of Matera, Italy (a locale that has remained virtually untouched by modern progress and also served as the backdrop for Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ), and Quarzazate, Morocco, former production designer Hardwicke's film strives for authenticity in telling the Bible's most treasured tale. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

  • Release date:December 1, 2006

Cast

Keisha Castle-Hughes
as Mary
Oscar Isaac
as Joseph
Hiam Abbass
as Anna
Shaun Toub
as Joaquim
Alexander Siddig
as The Angel Gabriel
Nadim Sawalha
as Melchior
Eriq Ebouaney
as Balthasar
Stefan Kalipha
as Gaspar
Stanley Townsend
as Zechariah
Ciarán Hinds
as King Herod
Shohreh Aghdashloo
as Elizabeth
Alessandro Giuggioli
as Antipas
Said Amadis
as Tero
Farida Ouchani
as Ruth
Francesca Piliero
as Mary's Friend
Serge Feuillard
as Eldest Priest
Kais Nashef
as Benjamin
Andy Lucas
as Tax Collector
Tomer Gazit Sisley
as Tax Collector
Jeffrey Kissoon
as Herod's Assistant
Lucia Zotti
as Elizabeth's Aunt
Monica Contini
as Elizabeth's Cousin
Paola Sotgiu
as Midwife
Gabrielle Scharnitzky
as Palm Reader
Stewart Scudamore
as Street Preacher
Zinedine Soualem
as Girl's Father
Damir Todorovic
as Soldier At Collection
Matt Patresi
as Sentry Soldier
Ted Rusoff
as Old Shepherd
Sami Samir
as Thief
Yvonne Scio
as Thief's Accomplice
Andrea Bruschi
as Bethlehem Townsperson
Francesco Martoccia
as Bethlehem Townsperson
Alessandro Piscitelli
as Bethlehem Townsperson
Emilia Fortunato
as Bethlehem Townsperson
Gilda
as The Donkey

Crew

Catherine Hardwicke
Director
Wyck Godfrey
Producer
Marty Bowen
Producer
Mike Rich
Screenwriter
Elliot Davis
Cinematographer
Mychael Danna
Composer (Music Score)
Stuart Levy
Editor
Robert Lambert
Editor
Stefano M. Ortolani
Production Designer
Giacomo Carducci
Supervising Art Director
Maria Teresa Barbasso
Art Director
Antonio Tarolla
Art Director
Marco Trentini
Supervising Art Director
Mike Rich
Executive Producer
Toby Emmerich
Executive Producer
Tim Van Rellim
Executive Producer
Cale Boyter
Executive Producer
Catherine Hardwicke
Executive Producer
Alessandra Querzola
Set Decorator
Maurizio Millenotti
Costume Designer
Ian Voigt
Sound/Sound Designer
Ahmed Hatimi
First Assistant Director
L. Justin Muller
First Assistant Director
Azam Ali
Singer
Gary Spratling
Camera Operator
George Billinger
Camera Operator
Donna Deseta
Casting
Yael Aviv
Casting
Priscilla John
Casting
Ahmed "Jimmy" Abounouom
Production Manager
Shaila Rubin
Casting
Mindy Marin
Casting
Juliette Menager
Casting
Khadija Najahi
Hair Styles
Laura Borzelli
Makeup
Lesley Hazleton
Historical Consultant
Liliana Bouladoux
Hair Styles
Luigi Rocchetti
Makeup
Maria Fiorito
Production Accountant
Mariam Lee
Makeup
Antonio Fraulo
Properties Master
Maurizio Corridori
Special Effects Foreman
Inti Carboni
Second Unit Assistant Director
Jana Carboni
Key Make-up
Jay Vinitsky
Post Production Supervisor
Andy Arnautov
Chief Lighting Technician
Judd Funk
Co-Executive Producer
Harvey Harrison
Second Unit Director
Harvey Harrison
Second Unit Director Of Photography
Hind Hanif
Production Coordinator
Holly Hagy
Production Coordinator
Ian Hickinbotham
Unit Production Manager
Nezha Aouis
Makeup
Michael Disco
Co-Executive Producer
Stefano Mioni
Stunts Coordinator
Vito Colazzo
Unit Production Manager
Renato Agostini
Special Effects Supervisor
Renato Francola
Makeup
Beau Borders
Re-Recording Mixer
Stephanie Allen
Visual Effects Producer
Alain Aswani
Second Unit Assistant Director
Carla Indoni
Hair Styles
Carlo Vinciguerra
Chief Lighting Technician
Frank Gaeta
Supervising Sound Editor
Rick Kline
Re-Recording Mixer
George Billinger
Steadicam Operator
Giacinto Bretti
Makeup
Driss Gaidi
Location Manager
Eleonora Baldwin
Script Supervisor
Enzo Sisti
Line Producer
Erik Paoletti
Location Manager
Gary Bourgeois
Re-Recording Mixer
Cedric Proust
Stunts Coordinator
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