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El evangelio de las Maravillas (1998)

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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
Patricia Reyes Spíndola ...
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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A good idea, great visual work, but a feeble film
24 November 1998 | by (Mexico City, Mexico) – See all my reviews

This film has great performances by the best Mexican movie actors, an amazing cinematography work by Guillermo Granillo, and an excellent art work. Unfortunatley the film isn´t as good as it should be...it has a great story, a good director, but the continous film references to Buñuel´s and other Ripstein´s films are really annoying, and affect the progress of the story. The last 10 minutes are the worst of the film, it just finishes and the audience can´t understand what happened...you get angry at being there for more than one and a half hours watching this film, and at the end you never understand what happened with all the characters. It´s a shame that Ripstein failed filming this great idea


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