The movie tells the story of the last 12 hours of Jesus. A young girl viewer in New York City said in tears, ‘It is very impressive. I understand now how much Jesus went through for humanity.’
The followers of the two religions made varied comments. A church in Denver announced the day of the film’s premier that ‘The Jews killed Jesus.’ Eyewitnesses said the statement was on a bulletin board near the entrance of the church.
It is reported that the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), a prominent Jewish organization, filed a complaint about the church. New York Union of Chief Rabbis’ member Joseph Potasnik said he is worried that anti-Semitist incidents will increase.
In the U.S. capital Washington, the manager of a theater said he had been threatened because he allowed the film to be shown.