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El evangelio de las Maravillas (1998)

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"La Nueva Jerusalem" is a small community of believers lead by Papá Basilio (Rabal) and Mamá Dorita (Jurado). They're waiting for the second coming of Christ, so they've abandoned the world... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Francisco Rabal ...
Papá Basilio
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Mamá Dorita
Flor Eduarda Gurrola ...
Tomasa (as Edwarda Gurrola)
Carolina Papaleo ...
Nélida
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Gavilán
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Micaela
Rafael Inclán
Rodrigo Ostap ...
Fidel
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Elodia
Gina Morett ...
Rita
Juan Carlos Colombo
Rafael Velasco ...
Mateo
Marta Aura
Asunción Balaguer ...
Mujer de la congregación
Teresa Mondragón
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"La Nueva Jerusalem" is a small community of believers lead by Papá Basilio (Rabal) and Mamá Dorita (Jurado). They're waiting for the second coming of Christ, so they've abandoned the world, searching for a new spiritual life. Mamá Dorita sees in young Tomasa (Gurrola) the signals of the chosen one. The young girl will be the new leader in "La Nueva Jerusalem". Written by Maximiliano Maza <mmaza@campus.mty.itesm.mx>

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17 January 1999 | by (Mexico City) – See all my reviews

As usual Ripstein manages to construct a beautifully crafted, intensely acted (watch out for Katy Jurado's comeback and new talent Edwarda Gurrola) dark as hell film about extreme human condition and emotion, except this time he doesn't get away with the feelings he must now be used to bringing in us with such films as Principio y Fin, El Castillo de la Pureza, La Reina de la Noche and Profundo Carmesí. It is a fairly good film though, had it been directed by another person our expectations would have been considerably lower, but being this an Arturo Ripstein film I must say it was a bit of a deception....it's all there, the ambient, the dialogues, but at a certain point you realise what you are seeing is easily becoming pure shock value instead of a profound reflection of what ignorance and sheepesh behaviour can lead to (nothing we haven't seen before too, and specially in a religious context). I even found certain parts (like the belief that Tomasa's hand held video game was the voice of God) to be ridiculous. Still, it is worth watching and if anyone can tell me what the hell the ending was about, I'd be glad to be emailed an answer because I still can't figure it out.


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