Enormous care was taken to ensure the sets on The Passion of the Christ looked completely authentic. Here the ancient city of Matera, north of Rome, has been transformed into the marketplace and streets of Jerusalem. The scene is part of the via crucis, the road to the cross. In spite of the intense suffering of the moment, this final walk of Jesus may nevertheless be seen as a walk of victory. It was the fulfilment of ancient prophecy. "When he sees all that is accomplished by his anguish," the prophet Isaiah had written, "he will be satisfied." Within three days Jesus would be raised to life. As seen in this shot, the people who accompanied him on the road to the crucifixion really had no idea what they were witnessing. It was not an ignominious defeat, but the beginning of a great victory.