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Das neue Evangelium
The New Gospel
  • Allemagne, Suisse | 2020 | 117 minutes
  • Un film de Milo Rau

Que prêcherait Jésus au XXIe siècle ? Qui seraient ses apôtres ? Le cinéaste et son équipe reviennent aux origines de l'évangile et le mettent en scène comme un jeu de passion pour toute une population. Avec Yvan Sagnet, un ancien ouvrier agricole et militant camerounais, Milo Rau crée un nouvel évangile pour le 21e siècle : un manifeste de solidarité pour les plus pauvres, un soulèvement cinématographique pour un monde plus juste et plus humain.

What would Jesus preach in the 21st century? Who would his disciples be? And how would today’s bearers of secular and spiritual power respond to the return and provocations of the most influential prophet and social revolutionary in human history? With The New Gospel, Milo Rau is staging a “Revolt of Dignity”. Led by political activist Yvan Sagnet, the movement is fighting for the rights of migrants who came to Europe across the Mediterranean to be enslaved on the tomato fields in southern Italy and to live in ghettos under inhumane conditions. The director and his team return to the origins of the gospel and stage it as a passion play of an entire civilization. In Matera, in southern Italy, where the great Jesus films from Pasolini to Gibson were shot, an authentically political as well as theatrical and cinematic New Gospel emerges for the 21st century. A manifesto of solidarity with the poorest, a revolt for a more just, humane world.

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