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Il vangelo secondo Matteo

Pier Paolo Pasolini France, 1964

Joe Hackman's rating of the film The Gospel According to St. Matthew

Saw this at the American Cinemateque. Cool to see the Bible in stark neorealism. Jesus was a bit of a brat, very moody, kind of a self-righteous dick; lots of daddy issues. In parts, Irazoqui's Jesus reminded me of Kanye West, especially when he "drives the traders from the temple."