The Fourth Wise Man

by Alan Arkin

Other authorsTom Fontana (Writer), Eileen Brennan (Actor), Michael Ray Rhodes (Director), Ralph Belamy (Actor)
DVD, 2000



Call number

D 813 FOU



Call number

D 813 FOU


In ancient Persia, a wealthy physician embarks on a search for the newly born Messiah and, at the end of his lifelong search for the true meaning of existence, comes face to face with the crucified Jesus.


Paulist Pictures (2000)



User reviews

LibraryThing member 2wonderY
The acting is awkward and melodramatic. Martin Sheen is no favorite of mine. But the story itself manages to shine through, tugging on the heartstrings. Artaban has every intention of meeting this new king, but people in need always block his way, as he feels compelled to stop and assist. Alan Arkin is mostly annoying as the shallow whiny slave; but has one or two redeeming moments later on. The risen Lord easily recognizes Artaban at the very end of his life.… (more)

Media reviews

This is a very moving performance and message, in both the story and video. It should be in video collections in all Christian libraries.
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