The story of the life of Jesus Christ.



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Pier Maria Rossi ...
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Carlos de Carvalho ...
Fausto Di Bella ...
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Flora Carabella ...
Raouf Ben Amor ...
Luis Suárez ...
Hedi Zoughlami ...
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The story of the life of Jesus Christ.

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18 February 1976 (France)  »

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The Messiah  »

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oh my
27 May 2005 | by (ulan bator, mongolia) – See all my reviews

like with late Pasolini, late Rossellini splatters one on the wall with such greatness. if he didn't have enough with descartes, Medici, pascal, Louis xiv, agostino, he went and made this enormous movie that put to ridicule the producers who gave him the money, who knowing what was at stake denied distribution it if it didn't have a god's omniscient narrator pasted upon. It wasn't distributed, naturally, and yet lies light years above politically correct (the dictionary meaning of 'political correctness') tripe like Gibson's or Zeffirelli's, even light years above Scorcese's and Pasolini's Evangelio.

I say all those churches, with all that money they've taken from what legitimately should belong to philosophy or science or enjoying life or socialism or whatever, should learn to keep their money in their own propagandistic institutions and companies, should keep to their Hannah Barbera cartoons through which we've all been through in their indoctrination sessions, should continue to illegally sum numbers to their entity through baptisms at age 0, communions at age 10 and 'confirmations' at age 13... Because they won't convince anybody on equal terms, without manipulation, or financing intelligent projects like this one, which blew in their faces.

this is rossellini at his best, like francisco giulare di dio, like Europa 51, like louis xiv...

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