SYNOPSIS

The Gospel According to St. Matthew. Along a rocky, barren coastline, Jesus begins teaching, primarily using parables. He attracts disciples; he’s stern, brusque, and demanding. He comes to bring a sword, not peace, he says. He’s in a hurry, moving from place to place near the Sea of Galilee, sometimes attracting a multitude, sometimes being driven away. His parables often take on the powers that be, so he and his teachings come to the attention of the Pharisees, the chief priests, and elders. They conspire to have him arrested, beaten, tried, and crucified, just as he prophesied to his followers. After he dies, he appears to his disciples and gives them final instructions.


TRAILER


RELEASE DATE

February 17, 1966

DIRECTOR

Pier Paolo Pasolini

WRITER

Pier Paolo Pasolini

COMPANY

Continental Distributing

GENRE

Biography, Drama, History

CERT

U

RUNTIME

137 minutes

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