"Do not imagine I have come to bring peace to the earth.
I have come to bring a sword, not peace.
I have come to set man at variance with his father and the daughter with her mother.
A man's enemies will be the people of his own house."
Jesus in "The Gospel According to St. Matthew"!
Pier Paolo Pasolini - Italy, 1964
The Gospel According to St. Matthew/ Il Vangelo Secondo Matteo
Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 6 wins & 2 nominations
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"I must say, as a new IMDb user I find this place to express one views a rather welcome find. Cathartic to say the least. Certain films haunt me. "The Gospel According to St Matthew" is one of them. The only possible explanation is the passion of its maker. Everything about it is so real that I remember the first time I saw it, I felt I had met Jesus. My relationship with Jesus had been torturous at best. Raised catholic by very catholic pre- Vatican Council parents. So, part of my rebellion had always been underlined by moving away from that pathology as far away as possible. Pasolini however, a Marxist homosexual, showed me a human side of the man I was suppose to follow that made sense, that touched me. Enrique Irazoqui plays Jesus in a way that may explain everything. He is just a guy but in his eyes, in his eyes there is something I've never seen before. Compassion without fake undertones. It chilled me. I loved him. I wanted to follow him. Pasolini wasn't trying to sell me anything, he wasn't trying to convert anyone he was doing what an artist, a real artist does. He was sharing his vision with me, with us. When people talk about movie experiences, this is the film that comes to my mind first. I'm glad to have to opportunity to share this with you.
Enrique Irazoqui ... Christ
Margherita Caruso ... Mary (younger)
Susanna Pasolini ... Mary (older)
Marcello Morante ... Joseph
Mario Socrate ... John the Baptist
Settimio Di Porto ... Peter
Alfonso Gatto ... Andrew
Luigi Barbini ... James
Giacomo Morante ... John
Giorgio Agamben ... Philip
Guido Cerretani ... Bartholomew
Rosario Migale ... Thomas
Ferruccio Nuzzo ... Matthew