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The Good Thief

The Good Thief

A Feature film by Pasquale Festa Campanile

Release in France : 24/02/1982

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Actors (9)

Production and distribution (2)

Co-productions :

Carthago Films, Antenne 2

Foreign production companies :

IIF - Italian International Film, Rai Cinema

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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.

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

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Feature film

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Historical, Comedy

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Coproducer countries :

Italy, France

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Runtime :

1 h 50 min

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