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The Gospel According to St. Matthew (1964)

Il vangelo secondo Matteo (original title)
Not Rated | | Biography, Drama, History | 3 March 1965 (France)
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.
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Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 7 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Enrique Irazoqui ... Cristo
Margherita Caruso ... Maria (giovane)
Susanna Pasolini ... Maria (vecchia)
Marcello Morante ... Giuseppe
Mario Socrate ... Giovanni Battista
Settimio Di Porto ... Pietro
Alfonso Gatto ... Andrea
Luigi Barbini ... Giacomo
Giacomo Morante ... Giovanni
Giorgio Agamben Giorgio Agamben ... Filippo
Guido Cerretani ... Bartolomeo
Rosario Migale Rosario Migale ... Tommaso
Ferruccio Nuzzo ... Matteo
Marcello Galdini Marcello Galdini ... Giacomo figlio di Alfeo
Elio Spaziani ... Taddeo
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Storyline

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. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Trivia

Margherita Caruso was 14 when played Young Virgin Mary while Susanna Pasolini was 73 when played Old Virgin Mary. Plot time elapsed between Young Mary and Old Mary scenes are of 33 years, counting from the start to the end of the movie. See more »

Goofs

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.
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Alternate Versions

The 2007 DVD release features a colorized, English-dubbed version with a run time of 91 minutes and an Italian-language black and white version running 136 minutes. See more »

Connections

Version of Jésus (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Gloria
Missa Luba
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Spiritual experience
17 February 2003 | by jojoshSee all my reviews

Each time I see that movie I'm barely able to speak right after that. Nor would I write extensive review. Open yourself and be prepared for the most unique voyage in the world of Pasolini; if the words "cinema of poetry" doesn't make sense after that film then nothing would. Bach and Prokofiev music add extreme intensity in simple, yet beautiful, screenplay. Forget about scene cutting and poor effects: just breath this film,treasuries lie here, right in front of you.


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Country:

Italy | France

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

3 March 1965 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

The Gospel According to St. Matthew See more »

Filming Locations:

Apulia, Italy See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$16,041
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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