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The Good Thief

The Good Thief

A Feature film by Pasquale Festa Campanile

Release in France : 24/02/1982

    Synopsis

    The teaching and events in the life of Christ are presented here from the viewpoint of the Palestinian thief who was crucified next to him. Among the miracles that Christ performs is curing the leprosy that afflicts poor Deborah (Edwige Fenech), a prostitute. Given the nature of the comedy, Deborah's attractive hide gets a lot more exposure than Christ's miracles, as the film vacillates between sexual innuendo and parody. Viewers unaccustomed to free-wheeling Italian spoofs may take offense at the way religious subjects are used for comic fodder.

    Actors (9)

    Production and distribution (2)

    Co-productions :

    Carthago Films, Antenne 2

    Foreign production companies :

    IIF - Italian International Film, Rai Cinema

    TV Broadcasts: Cumulative total

    TV broadcasts: details by country

    Full credits (9)

    Executive Producer :

    Tarak Ben Ammar

    Screenwriters :

    Pasquale Festa Campanile, Ottavio Jemma, Renato Ghiotto, Santino Sparta, Stefano Ubezio

    Director of Photography :

    Giancarlo Ferrando

    Production Designer :

    Enrico Fiorentini

    Costume designer :

    Giorgio Armani

    Assistant directors :

    Nouri Bouzid, Youssef Lakhoua

    Foreign producers :

    Mark Lombardo, Fulvio Lucisano, Pier-Ludovico Pavoni

    Editor :

    Alberto Gallitti

    Music Composer :

    Ennio Morricone

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Historical, Comedy

    Production language :

    Italian

    Coproducer countries :

    Italy, France

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Production year :

    1979

    French release :

    24/02/1982

    Runtime :

    1 h 50 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    52128

    Visa issue date :

    18/11/1981

    Approval :

    Unknown

    Production formats :

    35mm