While there is a lot of Christian films focusing on the second coming of Christ these days, a Norwegian film currently under production takes a different approach: What would have happened if Jesus came to earth today for the first time, instead of in Israel 2000 years ago?
In the film, entitled “Asfaltevangeliet” (“The Asphalt Gospel”), Jesus walks around the streets of Oslo and other European cities healing people, as well as becoming embroiled in disputes with various religious leaders. Included with the film are several short films based on parables of Jesus.
“Asfaltevangeliet” is a full-length DV feature which plans to be released by the end of 2003. A subtitled English version will also be out in 2004. The Norwegian-language homepage for the film is at Asfaltevangeliet.com.