Just like the title suggests, The Passion of the Christ gives a retelling of the events that led to Christ’s death on the cross as well as the events that led up to the crucifixion, according to Catholic director Mel Gibson’s interpretation of The New Testament from the Bible. While there have been many film retellings of these events over the years, none have been like The Passion of the Christ. That’s because this film is violent, disturbing, and very difficult to watch. The word "passion," after all, does come from the terms passio and pati, meaning "suffering."

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