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52'
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The image of Christ - an object of art and of scandal - never ceases to inflame passions. A fascinating journey through the history of art, from its first representations to the creations of plastic artists.

Obsessed by American artist Andres Serrano’s Piss Christ – the astonishingly beautiful image of a crucifix plunged in urine, which has been causing a scandal for over twenty-five years - the director of this film examines the multiple representations of the crucifixion. How did this abject form of torture become the symbol of Christianity? What approaches do the various contemporary artists have, who explore or pervert this icon, thereby incurring the wrath of fundamentalist movements and of certain worshippers? From New York to Avignon, where the Piss Christ was vandalised in 2011, from Rome to Issenheim, this film involves us in a fascinating investigation, in a bid to untangle the impassioned relationships between religion and art.

Director(s) : BESSE (OLIVIER)

Producer(s) : ARTE FRANCE, MARA FILMS

Production Year : 2012
Language(s) : German, English, French

Rights : DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, TV, VOD

Territories : Worldwide.