• Film ID:
  • 3322
  • Availability:
  • DVD Available from Shop
  • Film cert:
  • Running time:
  • DVD=127 min.
  • Nationality(ies):
  • Italy.
  • Primary Language(s):
  • Italian.
THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO ST MATTHEW (1964)
(Il Vangelo secondo Matteo)
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A luxurious visual interpretation of the biblical text performed entirely by non-professionals. The director's Catholicism and Marxism serve him well here as the Messiah is presented as a distinctly political figure fuelled by anger at social injustice, while the miracles are just incidental. Pasolini's stunning photography combined with a magnificent musical score, from Bach to Billie Holiday, make this a breath-taking feast. Both religiously and politically powerful.
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