Whoever Says the Truth Shall Die (Wie de Waarheid Zegt Moet Dood)
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Whoever Says the Truth Shall Die (Wie de Waarheid Zegt Moet Dood)
Whoever Says the Truth Shall Die is a naked-truth documentary on the life and work of Italian filmmaker Pier Paolo Pasolini (1922-1975). Using still pictures, excerpts from such Pasolini efforts as The Gospel According to St. Mathew, and extensive interviews, director Philo Bregstein charts Pasolini's matriculation into one of the most controversial cinematic figures in the world. Anti-fascist, pro-Communist, homosexual, "blasphemer"-all these were Pasolini, and much much more besides. Pasolini himself is heard and seen in probing question-and-answer sessions, as are several of… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Philo Bregstein directed this brief, interesting documentary about the life, career and untimely death of Italian poet, journalist, writer and filmmaker."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"Pasolini, the decadent anti-fascist, pro-communist, homosexual artist, is a key figure in trying to come to grips with modern Italy and its many passions."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"So-so documentary on the career and murder of Pier Paolo Pasolini."
‑ Phil Hall, Film Threat
"A provocative title befitting its provocative subject."
‑ John Thomason, Orlando Weekly