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The Gospel According To Matthew

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Pier Paolo Pasolini's bible story

Although or maybe becuase he was an atheist, Pier Paolo Pasolini’s life of Christ is one of the most powerful biblical films ever made.

Using a cast of non-pro actors and dialogue drawn straight from Matthew’s gospel, Pasolini tells his story with unblinking simplicity, shooting documentary-style.

The miracles, meanwhile, are low-key. Pasolini’s is a Marxist Christ, angered by social injustice – but even so, the film was approved by the Vatican and given a screening in Notre Dame.

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