Palm Sunday [short movie]

An award-winning short movie from 2014. Brothers Julio and Marvin become restless during the reading of the Passion, and begin playfully slapping one another with palms they received upon their visit to church. Unsurprisingly, their mother is not amused with their behavior. After a brief scolding, the two simmer down only for a moment before they agree to a wager with one another: who can shout "crucify him" the loudest. Once arranged, the younger of the brothers gets overwhelmed by the experience.

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– Boys, stop it!
– Mum, this reading is unnecessarily long.
– Yeah, my legs are getting tired.
– Jesus Christ died on the cross for you, the leastyou can do is stand for a few minutes.
Now there was a notorious prisoner whose name was Barabbas. Pilate knew it was out of jealousythat they had handed Jesus over.
– Hey look, we got parts.
– What?
– We have lines. Oh, here’s one.
Away with this man. Give us Barabbas.
– Dude, I’ll give you a dollar if you scream this line louder than me.
– Deal.
– Pilate said to them. In that case, what am I to do with Jesus, who is called ‘Christ’? And they all shouted:
– Crucify him!
– I totally said that louder than you.
– Are you kidding me? Ah, here it comes again.
But they shouted all the louder.
– Crucify him! Crucify him!

– You totally owe me a dollar, you didn’t even say the last one.
– Dude, did you see that?
– What? Ok, here it comes again.
Let his blood be on us and on our children.

– What’s g- what’s going on?
– We’re calling him blasphemer.
– Who?
– Jesus.
– Jesus Christ?
– He’s not the Christ. What? Are you a follower of his?
– Hey, everyone! This man is a follower of Jesus.
– No, I’m not. No, I’m not.
– Hey!
– I’m not!
– He’s one of his disciples!
– I don’t know the man. I don’t know the man.
– Yes, you are. You’re lying.
– I don’t know the man. I don’t know the man. I don’t know the man…

– Dude, you alright?
– No. It’s like I’m there, and I’m here. And I’ve no idea what’s g–

– Oh my God. Oh, my God! Hey, I- I didn’t do that to you. That was- that was people from like two thousand years ago. Hey, it’s not my fault that you are there.

– Jesus. Uhm, Jesus, I’m so sorry. I- I just never thought… I just never realized that… I did this to you. I did this to you, so… so why would you do this for me?

“For God so loved the world that he gave his only son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life. John 3:16”

– The body of Christ.
– You really are the Son of God. Amen.
– The body of Christ.

– Dude, what was all that about?
– Jesus Christ died on a cross for me.
– You sound like mum.
– Thank you… Jesus, thank you.