THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO ST. MATTHEW

IL VANGELO SECONDO MATTEO

By Pier Paolo PASOLINI

REBIS FILM AG - as SALES All rights, World

Historical - Completed 1964

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.

    • Year of production
    • 1964
    • Genres
    • Historical, Drama, Biography
    • Countries
    • ITALY
    • Languages
    • ITALIAN
    • Budget
    • 0.6 - 1 M$
    • Duration
    • 137 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Pier Paolo PASOLINI
    • Writer(s)
    • Pier Paolo PASOLINI
    • EIDR 10.5240/7D62-1D63-864D-CB87-FB4E-M
    • Producer(s)
    • Alfredo BINI (Arco Film)
    • Synopsis
    • Along a rocky, barren coastline, Jesus begins teaching, primarily using parables. He attracts disciples; he's stern, brusque, and demanding. He comes to bring a sword, not peace, he says. He's in a hurry, moving from place to place near the Sea of Galilee, sometimes attracting a multitude, sometimes being driven away. His parables often take on the powers that be, so he and his teachings come to the attention of the Pharisees, the chief priests, and elders. They conspire to have him arrested, beaten, tried, and crucified, just as he prophesied to his followers. After he dies, he appears to his disciples and gives them final instructions.
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