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The Gospel According to St. Matthew ()

Il vangelo secondo Matteo (original title)
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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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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 ...
Filippo
Guido Cerretani ...
Bartolomeo
Rosario Migale ...
Tommaso
Ferruccio Nuzzo ...
Matteo
Marcello Galdini ...
Giacomo figlio di Alfeo
Elio Spaziani ...
Taddeo
Enzo Siciliano ...
Simone
Otello Sestili ...
Giuda
Juan Rodolfo Wilcock ...
Caifa (as Rodolfo Wilcock)
Alessandro Clerici ...
Ponzio Pilato
Amerigo Bevilacqua ...
Erode I
Francesco Leonetti ...
Erode II
Franca Cupane ...
Erodiade
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Salomè
Rossana Di Rocco ...
L'Angelo del Signore
Renato Terra ...
Un indemoniato
Eliseo Boschi ...
Giuseppe D'Arimatea
Natalia Ginzburg ...
Maria di Betania
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Umberto Bevilacqua ...
Boia di Giovanni Battista (uncredited)
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Pastore con bambino (uncredited)

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Pier Paolo Pasolini

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Pier Paolo Pasolini ... ()

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Alfredo Bini ... producer

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Luis Bacalov ... (as Luis E. Bacalov)

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Tonino Delli Colli

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Nino Baragli

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Andreina Casini ... assistant editor

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Luigi Scaccianoce

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Andrea Fantacci

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Danilo Donati

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Marcello Ceccarelli ... makeup artist
Lamberto Marini ... assistant makeup artist
Mimma Pomilia ... hair stylist

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Manolo Bolognini ... production manager
Eliseo Boschi ... production supervisor
Enzo Ocone ... production manager

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Maurizio Lucidi ... assistant director
Paolo Schneider ... assistant director
Vincenzo Cerami ... trainee assistant director (uncredited)
Elsa Morante ... assistant director (uncredited)

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Dante Ferretti ... assistant production designer

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Fausto Ancillai ... sound mixer
Mario Del Pezzo ... sound

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Ettore Catalucci ... title & optical effects (SPES) (as E. Catalucci)

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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

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Piero Cicoletti ... assistant costumer
Piero Farani ... wardrobe

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Luis Bacalov ... music arranger (as Luis E. Bacalov)

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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)

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Pope John XXIII ... dedicatee (as Giovanni XXIII)
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Plot Summary

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

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Also Known As
  • L'évangile selon saint Matthieu (France)
  • The Gospel According to St. Matthew (World-wide, English title)
  • The Gospel According to St. Matthew (United States)
  • The Gospel According to Matthew (United Kingdom)
  • El evangelio según San Mateo (Spain)
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  • 137 min
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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 When they are taking Christ down from the cross, in the distance you can see a car driving around a corner. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Une histoire seule (1989). See more »
Soundtracks Matthäus Passion (BWV 244) See more »
Quotes Christ: Capharnaum, do you hope to be lifted to heaven? You shall fall low as hell.
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