When the movie Risen originally came out I shared my thoughts right after seeing it. I continue to think that it is one of the most compelling retellings of a Biblical event I have seen.
There is one scene in particular that was particularly poignant. It was when Clavius, portrayed by Joseph Fiennes, is interrogating one of the guards he had left to watch over the tomb. I remember watching this scene and feeling so bad for the soldier. He had witnessed the incomprehensible and then was forced to lie about what he had seen. Couple that with the probability that no one was going to or even wanted to believe what he had experienced. I just can’t imagine the torment he felt.
The thought that comes to mind is this: The truth is inescapable.