Apocalypse Revelation

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Apocalypse Revelation
Directed by Raffaele Mertes
Written by Francesco Contaldo and Raffaele Mertes
Starring Richard Harris
Bruce Payne
Country Italy France Germany England
Language English
Release date
  • 2002 (2002)
Running time 96 minutes

Apocalypse Revelation is a 2002 telefilm starring Richard Harris and Bruce Payne.


The film is set in 90 AD and concerns Jesus Christ's last surviving disciple, John of Patmos, and his writings and visions of the Apocalypse. Emperor Domitian has declared himself to be God and ruler over heaven and earth. The Christians do not recognize his divinity and face persecution from the Emperor. John has been imprisoned on Patmos, a mining prison, with many others. He writes out messages of his visions and sends them to the church in Asia. They send Irene to make sure John is alive and to confer with him in person. The movie depicts scenes from the Book of Revelation and links them to events happening to the church in Asia.

Biblical scenes portrayed[edit]

Revelation 1, Jesus among the Candlesticks
Revelation 4, The Throne Scene
Revelation 5, The Crisis of Sealed Scroll
Revelation 6, The Seals Opened and Related Events
Revelation 7, The Great Multitude
Revelation 8, The Trumpets
Revelation 12, The Woman, the Child and the Dragon
Revelation 21-22, The New Jerusalem, Jesus Returns

Historical events portrayed[edit]

The movie Apocalypse includes these historical events:

1. The Life and Reign of Domitian with his proclamation of divine status and persecution of Christians.

2. Patmos as a penal colony Apocalypse events mentioned in early Christian literature:

Eusebius, in Ecclesiastical History 3:18-20 [1]

3:17          Domitian conducted a reign of terror
3:18-1       During this time, John was exiled to Patmos.
3:18-3       Irenaeus wrote that John lived during the reign of Domitian.
3:20-10     After a fifteen-year reign, Domitian died and Nerva took over. Nerva tried to undue Domitian's cruelty.
3:20          John returned to Ephesus at this time.



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