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The Passion in fashion?

The Passion of the Christ, a graphic cinema account of the last hours of Jesus's life, opened in America on February 25 and was shown the next day at a media preview in London.

Elisa Beynon

Both here and across the Atlantic the film has generated a variety of extraordinarily intense reactions. On the one hand, Christians in many churches have hailed the epic as a spiritual experience of enormous proportions. On the other, the film has not only been accused of being overly bloodthirsty and violent, but also of being an incitement to anti-Semitism.