The Gospel According To St Matthew

The Gospel According To St Matthew

Synopsis

Pasolini's vision is both deeply religious and determinedly political, with the Messiah portrayed as a peasant outcast, driven by anger at social injustice (in keeping with his idea of Jesus Christ as the greatest revolutionary of all time, Pier Paolo Pasolini considered casting Jack Kerouac or Allen Ginsberg in the role). Performances by an entirely non-professional cast, impressive cinematography and an inventive use of music, from Bach to Billie Holiday, combine to great effect in this film often cited as Pasolini's masterpiece.