It is an epic film made by Metro Goldwyn-Mayer in 1959. It is the story of a Jewish aristocrat during the life and times of Jesus; and Roman rule. The film must have been very expensive to make because of its realism.
It tells how the minions of tyranny become addicted to power and how tyranny can infiltrate the very mind and soul of its subjects. It also tells how true peace and freedom come from within ones self, ultimately, and that one day there will be a great transformation for all into peace and love.
A lot of metaphors in this movie. The funny thing is that both Goldwyn and Mayer were Jewish but there is a thread about the story of Jesus.The title is "Ben Hur" staring Charlton Heston and it is 3 1/2 hours long. Enjoy!