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The Nativity Story Details

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