A man ascends a barren summit. It is Judas, come to collect Jesus and carry him down the mountain on his back, joking and panting as he does so. After bathing in the river and taking part in a henna ceremony, Jesus leaves for Jerusalem.
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"Indie" cinema # 5: materiality. Like his previous film, History is counted through a revealing look at the minimum fractions that compose the complexity of the world and its organicity. With a look of his own, Straub/Huillet's materiality conjugated with René Allio's marxist dialectic in a film with a surprisingly lyrical dryness by wich the "greatest story ever told" turns off the usual symbolic burden.