General Maximus is a battle-weary commander of one of Rome’s finest legions. When he returns from a long, bloody campaign Maximus finds himself questioning his life.
Word has reached Rome of a man named Jesus who is causing a stir in faraway Judea.
Maximus, disguised as a Jew, is sent to investigate the situation and assess his potential threat to Rome.
In this story of Christ we see Jesus from the perspective of an outsider who is stripped of his cultural identity and therefore free to ponder whether he can believe Jesus and find a new purpose in his own life.