The Nativity Story

The Nativity Story (2006)

Her child would change the world.

  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 2006-11-30
  • User Rating: 7/10 from 208 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 41min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: New Line Cinema
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Catherine Hardwicke
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Mary and Joseph make the hard journey to Bethlehem for a blessed event in this retelling of the Nativity story. This meticulously researched and visually lush adaptation of the biblical tale follows the pair on their arduous path to their arrival in a small village, where they find shelter in a quiet manger and Jesus is born.

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  • Keisha Castle-Hughes

    as Mary
  • Oscar Isaac

    as Joseph
  • Hiam Abbass

    as Anna
  • Shaun Toub

    as Joachim
  • Ciarán Hinds

    as Herod
  • Shohreh Aghdashloo

    as Elisabeth
  • Stanley Townsend

    as Zechariah
  • Alexander Siddig

    as The Angel Gabriel
  • Nadim Sawalha

    as Melchior
  • Ériq Ebouaney

    as Balthasar
  • Stefan Kalipha

    as Gaspar
  • Alessandro Giuggioli

    as Antipas
  • Farida Ouchani

    as Ruth
  • Saïd Amadis

    as Tero
  • Maria Giovanna Donzelli

    as Mary's Friend
  • Francesca Piliero

    as Mary's Friend
  • Serge Feuillard

    as High Priest
  • Qais Nashif

    as Benjamin
  • Andy Lucas

    as Tax Collector
  • Tomer Sisley

    as Tax Collector
  • Jeffery Kissoon

    as Herod's Architect
  • Lucia Zotti

    as Elizabeth's Aunt
  • Monica Contini

    as Elizabeth's Cousin
  • Paola Sotgiu

    as Midwife
  • Gabrielle Scharnitzky

    as Palm Reader
  • Stewart Scudamore

    as Simeon
  • Chiara Di Pede

    as Girl Taken By Soldiers
  • Zinedine Soualem

    as Girl's Father
  • Luciana Paolicelli

    as Girl's Mother
  • Damir Todorović

    as Soldier at Collection
  • Matt Patresi

    as Sentry Soldier
  • Ted Rusoff

    as Old Shepherd
  • Sami Samir

    as Thief
  • Yvonne Sciò

    as Thief's Accomplice
  • Andrea Bruschi

    as Bethlehem Townsperson
  • Jean-Claude Deret

    as Bethlehem Townsperson
  • Angela Iurilli

    as Bethlehem Townsperson
  • Francesco Martoccia

    as Bethlehem Townsperson
  • Alessandro Piscitelli

    as Bethlehem Townsperson
  • Maria Antonietta DiMonte

    as Bethlehem Townsperson
  • Emilio Adrisani

    as Bethlehem Townsperson
  • Emilia Fortunato

    as Bethlehem Townsperson
  • Ilaria Cangalosi

    as Blacksmith's Wife (uncredited)
  • Shelby Young

    as Naomi (voice) (uncredited)
Production Marty Bowen Producer
Editing Robert K. Lambert Editor
Crew Stefano Maria Mioni Stunts Coordinator
Production Mike Rich Executive Producer
Editing Stuart Levy Editor
Directing Catherine Hardwicke Director
Production Wyck Godfrey Producer
Sound Mychael Danna Original Music Composer
Production Cale Boyter Executive Producer
Production Toby Emmerich Executive Producer
Art Stefano Maria Ortolani Production Design
Art Alessandra Querzola Set Decoration
Production Tim Van Rellim Executive Producer
Production Catherine Hardwicke Executive Producer
Crew Renato Agostini Special Effects
Camera Elliot Davis Director of Photography
Crew Cedric Proust Stunts Coordinator
Costume & Make-Up Jana Carboni Makeup Artist
Art Maria Teresa Barbasso Art Direction
Costume & Make-Up Maurizio Millenotti Costume Design
Art Federico Costantini Concept Artist
Writing Mike Rich Writer