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Gospel According To Saint Matthew / Il Vangelo Secondo Matteo


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  Gospel According To Saint Matthew / Il Vangelo Secondo Matteo Review
Tookey's Rating
5 /10
 
Average Rating
8.18 /10
 
Starring
Enrique Irazoqui, Margherita Caruso, Susanna Pasolini
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Directed by: Pier Paolo Pasolini (pictured)
Written by: Pier Paolo Pasolini from the gospel according to St Matthew

 
 
 
Released: 1964
   
Genre: DRAMA
FOREIGN
BIOPIC
   
Origin: Italy/ France
   
Length: 142
 
 


 

The story of Christ in the words of the Gospel itself.

Reviewed by Chris Tookey

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Desperately slow, soporific exercise in cinematic "realism", much acclaimed on release - probably because its gritty, documentary style departed so completely from hokey, Hollywood treatments of the same story. Pasolini's Marxism diminishes Christ by trying to portray him as a revolutionary, motivated primarily by fury at social injustices; and the acting by non-professionals is variable. Winner of the Special Jury Prize at Venice, 1964.

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