The Gospel According to St. Matthew

"Very Good"

The Gospel According to St. Matthew Review


It's Jesus Christ's greatest hits in this Pasolini classic, a scrappy and odd adaptation of, as the title suggests, the Book of Matthew. Pasolini stays close to the text (reportedly using about half of it) while casting Jesus as a Che Guevara-styled revolutionary, leading his followers to freedom, or at least enlightenment. Star Enrique Irazoqui, a non-professional actor, is the real discovery here, lending a searing and bootstrapped performance to this avant garde oddity. On DVD the film is badly dubbed, which only exacerbates its choppiness, yet it is still worth seeking out.

Aka Il Vangelo secondo Matteo.



The Gospel According to St. Matthew

Facts and Figures

Genre: Dramas

Run time: 137 mins

In Theaters: Friday 2nd October 1964

Distributed by: Water Bearer Films Inc.

Production compaines: Arco Film, Lux Compagnie Cin%C3%A9matographique de France

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 3.5 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 94%
Fresh: 30 Rotten: 2

IMDB: 7.8 / 10

Cast & Crew

Producer:

Starring: Enrique Irazoqui as Jesus Christ, Margherita Caruso as Young Mary, Susanna Pasolini as Mary, Marcello Morante as Joseph, Mario Socrate as John the Baptist, Settimio Di Porto as Peter, Alfonso Gatto as Andrew, Paola Tedesco as Salome

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