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Release Date:
2 October 1964 (Italy) See more »
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Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 8 wins & 4 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Pasolini's passion and Irazoqui's eyes See more (59 total) »

Cast

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Directed by
Pier Paolo Pasolini 
 
Writing credits
Pier Paolo Pasolini 

Produced by
Alfredo Bini .... producer
 
Original Music by
Luis Bacalov 
 
Cinematography by
Tonino Delli Colli 
 
Film Editing by
Nino Baragli 
 
Production Design by
Luigi Scaccianoce 
 
Set Decoration by
Andrea Fantacci 
 
Costume Design by
Danilo Donati 
 
Makeup Department
Marcello Ceccarelli .... makeup artist
Lamberto Marini .... assistant makeup artist
Mimma Pomilia .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Manolo Bolognini .... production manager
Eliseo Boschi .... production supervisor
Enzo Ocone .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Maurizio Lucidi .... assistant director
Paolo Schneider .... assistant director
Vincenzo Cerami .... trainee assistant director (uncredited)
Elsa Morante .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Dante Ferretti .... assistant production designer
 
Sound Department
Fausto Ancillai .... sound mixer
Mario Del Pezzo .... sound
 
Visual Effects by
Ettore Catalucci .... title & optical effects (SPES) (as E. Catalucci)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Giovanni Canfarelli Modica .... first assistant camera (as Gianni Canfarelli Modica)
Vittorugo Contino .... assistant camera (as Victor Hugo Contino)
Angelo Novi .... set photographer
Giuseppe Ruzzolini .... camera operator
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Piero Cicoletti .... assistant costumer
Piero Farani .... wardrobe
 
Editorial Department
Andreina Casini .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Luis Bacalov .... music arranger (as Luis E. Bacalov)
 
Other crew
Lina D'Amico .... script supervisor
Bruno Frascà .... production secretary
Vincenzo Taito .... administration inspector
Cesare Barbetti .... voice dubbing (uncredited)
Gianni Bonagura .... voice dubbing: Marcello Morante (uncredited)
Pino Locchi .... voice dubbing: Mario Socrate (uncredited)
Emanuela Rossi .... voice dubbing: Rossana Di Rocco (uncredited)
Enrico Maria Salerno .... voice dubbing: Enrique Irazoqui (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Pope John XXIII .... dedicatee
 
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Also Known As:
"Il vangelo secondo Matteo" - Italy (original title)
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Runtime:
137 min | USA:91 min (edited version)
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1.66 : 1 See more »
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Trivia:
In keeping with his idea of Jesus Christ as the greatest revolutionary of all time, Pier Paolo Pasolini considered casting Jack Kerouac or Allen Ginsberg in the role. He changed his mind when he met Enrique Irazoqui, a Spanish student of literature, who has written a thesis about Pasolini's novel "Ragazzi di vita" and was very curious to meet him.See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: When they are taking Christ down from the cross, in the distance you can see a car driving around a corner.See more »
Quotes:
Christ:Capharnaum, do you hope to be lifted to heaven? You shall fall low as hell.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Passion: Films, Faith & Fury (2006) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
Concerto for violin in E major (BWV 1042)See more »

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82 out of 87 people found the following review useful.
Pasolini's passion and Irazoqui's eyes, 10 August 2005
Author: axlgarland from London, England

I must say, as a new IMDb user I find this place to express one views a rather welcome find. Cathartic to say the least. Certain films haunt me. "The Gospel According to St Matthew" is one of them. The only possible explanation is the passion of its maker. Everything about it is so real that I remember the first time I saw it, I felt I had met Jesus. My relationship with Jesus had been torturous at best. Raised catholic by very catholic pre- Vatican Council parents. So, part of my rebellion had always been underlined by moving away from that pathology as far away as possible. Pasolini however, a Marxist homosexual, showed me a human side of the man I was suppose to follow that made sense, that touched me. Enrique Irazoqui plays Jesus in a way that may explain everything. He is just a guy but in his eyes, in his eyes there is something I've never seen before. Compassion without fake undertones. It chilled me. I loved him. I wanted to follow him. Pasolini wasn't trying to sell me anything, he wasn't trying to convert anyone he was doing what an artist, a real artist does. He was sharing his vision with me, with us. When people talk about movie experiences, this is the film that comes to my mind first. I'm glad to have to opportunity to share this with you.

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