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Bells_On_Sunday wrote (edited )

The Gospel According to St Matthew, a superb and very moving film made with non-actors and with a strong anarcho-communist message. The blurb describes it as presenting Jesus as "a Marxist avant la letter". It is raw, transcendent film making and Pasolini's best, IMO. Though I'm an atheist I'm fascinated by this story of a guttersnipe tramp and his radical emancipatory message directed primarily at the other poor and powerless people around him, fascinating also to consider how it was twisted into forms of violence, hierarchical control and brainwashing.