Lido Cinema - Hamilton – Judah Ben-Hur is the scion of an important Jewish family in Jerusalem.
Judah Ben-Hur is the scion of an important Jewish family in Jerusalem. He has grown up with Messala (Toby Kebbell) a Roman adopted by his parents, and the two men consider themselves brothers. Jack Huston is impressive as Judah Ben-Hur, he brings a natural air of grandeur to the role, not to mention the emotional nuance. As adults, Judah and Messala take different paths and on the day Roman governor Pontius Pilate enters Jerusalem with a column of soldiers, Judah and Messala become enemies. Hatred and revenge eventually give way to more positive messages of grace and forgiveness, as well as the idea that love really does conquer hate if you let it.