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The Gospel According To Matthew

The Gospel According To Matthew

A Feature film by Pier Paolo Pasolini

Release in France : 03/03/1965


    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.

    Actors (5)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Co-production :

    Lux Compagnie Cinématographique de France

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Carlotta Films

    Foreign production company :

    Arco Film

    French distribution :

    Lux Compagnie Cinématographique de France

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    Full credits (9)

    Assistant Director :

    Maurizio Lucidi

    Foreign Producer :

    Alfredo Bini

    Camera Operator :

    Giuseppe Ruzzolini

    Production Designer :

    Luigi Scaccianoce

    Costume designer :

    Danilo Donati

    Screenwriter :

    Pier Paolo Pasolini

    Director of Photography :

    Tonino Delli Colli

    Editor :

    Nino Baragli

    Music Composer :

    Luis Bacalov

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    Feature film

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    Fairy tale

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    Coproducer countries :

    Italy (80.0%), France (20.0%)

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    Minority French (Italy, France)

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    Runtime :

    2 h 10 min

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    Black & White

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    Posters (1)


    Festival Selections (2)

    Academy Awards - 1967

    Academy Awards (United States, 1967)

    Selection (2)

    Oscar Nomination in the Best Musical Adaptation category : Luis Bacalov

    Oscar Nomination in the Best Costumes in a Black & White Film category : Danilo Donati

    Venice International Film Festival  - 1964

    Venice International Film Festival (Italy, 1964)


    Official Competition


    Venice International Film Festival  - 1964

    Venice International Film Festival (Italy, 1964)

    Awards (2)

    Jury Grand Prize

    OCIC Award