About

Pier Paolo Pasolini's Biblical drama follows the life of Jesus Christ (Enrique Irazoqui) as depicted in the Gospel of Matthew from the New Testament. Much of the dialogue in the Italian film hews closely to the text, which focuses on the teachings of Jesus, including his parables, and on their revolutionary nature. As Jesus travels along the coast of the Sea of Galilee, he gradually gathers more f...

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Directed by

Pier Paolo Pasolini

Written by

Pier Paolo Pasolini (Writer)

Runtime

137 minutes

Country

Italy, France

Language

Italian

Tagline

A Motion Picture which will be seen by the entire world - up to the end of the world!

Cast

Keywords

biography faith

Photos

Lists

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Steven Jay Schneider

#151 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

Awards

Oscar nomination for Best Costume Design, Black-and-White Danilo Donati

Oscar nomination for Best Music, Scoring of Music, Adaptation or Treatment Luis Bacalov

Oscar nomination for Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Black-and-White