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The Book of Life (1998)

Not Rated  |   |  Comedy, Fantasy  |  26 May 1999 (Belgium)
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The end of the millenium has taken on a certain significance in modern day prophecies. What happens if Jesus Christ has second thoughts about the Apocalypse? It is December 31, 1999 and New... See full summary »

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The end of the millenium has taken on a certain significance in modern day prophecies. What happens if Jesus Christ has second thoughts about the Apocalypse? It is December 31, 1999 and New Year's Eve takes on new meaning when the Devil, Jesus Christ, and Christ's assistant Magdelina discuss and debate the end of the world, the opening of the seven seals, and the essence of being human. Written by Tracy <tjc217@is2.nyu.edu>

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A controversial retelling of the Apocalypse

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Satan: I talked to your boyfriend today.
Magdalena: You're so unimaginative.
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Born to play Jesus
8 December 2002 | by (Saffron Walden, UK) – See all my reviews

Hartley on low-key form: Martin Donovan, born to play Jesus, comes as Messiah to millenial Manhatten; P.J. Harvey is excellent as sidekick Magdelena. A slight film, but drily amusing, short and sweet.


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