The Gospel According to St Matthew

The Gospel According to St Matthew

Pier Paolo Pasolini (1964)

129min
bbfc_rating|universal Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Eschewing the crowd-pleasing grandeur of other biblical dramas, Pier Paolo Pasolini employed a neorealist approach to suggest the immediate social significance of Christ's teaching. This unique collaboration between a Marxist director and the Catholic Church (which contributed to the budget) is remarkable not only for the power of its message, but also for the gentle conviction of Enrique Irazoqui's Jesus, as he rails against injustice and works miracles with a compassion that is absent from the more reverential Hollywood testaments. With the sublime classical score underpinning the rugged beauty of Calabria, this is unquestionably the most relevant religious film ever made.

Summary

The life of Jesus Christ according to the Gospel of Matthew. Pasolini shows Christ as a marxist avant-la-lettre and therefore uses half of the text of Matthew.

Cast & Crew

Jesus Christ Enrique Irazoqui
Mary, as a girl Margherita Caruso
Mary, as a woman Susanna Pasolini
Joseph Marcello Morante
John the Baptist Mario Socrate
Peter Settimo Di Porto
Judas Otello Sestili
Matthew Ferruccio Nuzzo
John Giacomo Morante
Andrew Alfonso Gatto
Director Pier Paolo Pasolini
Jesus Christ Enrique Irazoqui
Mary, as a girl Margherita Caruso
Mary, as a woman Susanna Pasolini
John the Baptist Mario Socrate
Peter Settimo Di Porto
Matthew Ferruccio Nuzzo
John Giacomo Morante
Andrew Alfonso Gatto
Director Pier Paolo Pasolini
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Other Information

Language: Italian dubbedBlack and whiteTheatrical distributor: BFIAvailable on: video, DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 1 Mar 2013