Jesus before Pilate (Jesus Christ Superstar)
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Jesus is arrested thanks to his friend Judas' betrayal. He's taken to the High Priest Caiaphas, who sends him to Pilate, the Roman prefect, in the hope that the Romans will sentence him to death (Jews can't). This fragment shows the first meeting between Jesus and Pilate.

From the musical movie "Jesus Christ Superstar" (1973).

Pontius Pilate here, as the man from the empire, has a British accent (more associated with prestige and old empires than American accent)


Who is this broken man, cluttering up my hallway?
Who is this unfortunate?

Someone Christ,
King of the Jews.

Oh, so this is Jesus Christ,
I am really quite surprised.
You look so small,
Not a king at all.
We all know that you are news,
But are you king?
King of the Jews?

Your words, not mine.

What do you mean by that?
That is not an answer.
You're deep in trouble, friend,
Someone Christ,
King of the Jews.
How can someone in your state be so cool about his fate?
An amazing thing, this silent king.
Since you come from Galilee, then you need not come to me,
You're Herod's race!
You're Herod's case!

Hey Hosanna Hey Sanna Sanna Sanna
Hosanna Hey Sanna Ho and how
Hey J.C., J.C. please explain to me,
You had everything.
Where is it now?