Angel of Death (2002)
"Semana Santa" (original title)

R  |   |  Thriller, Drama  |  24 April 2002 (Italy)
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The most spectacular Easter celebration in the World. Hosts of hooded Penitents parade through the ancient, narrow streets



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Maria Delgado
Doña Catalina
Peter Berling ...
Fermí Reixach ...
Jorge Bosch ...
Jaime Mateo
Yohana Cobo ...
Young Dona Catalina
Carlos Castañon ...
Dr. Hidalgo
Jose M. Blanco ...
Don Manuel
Alexander Konheim ...
Pablo Rojas ...
Apprentice Luis
Juan Del Santo ...
Felipe Ordonez


The most spectacular Easter celebration in the World. Hosts of hooded Penitents parade through the ancient, narrow streets of the Old Town in time-honored ritual. But for one celebrant this Holy Week is different. For him Semana Santa is a time to kill. As the death toll mounts, it falls to detective Maria Delgado - mistrusted outsider from Madrid - to stop the bizarre killings. Written by Paul Berrow <>

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence including a sexual assault, and language | See all certifications »



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Release Date:

24 April 2002 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

Angel of Death  »

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Box Office


€9,500,000 (estimated)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Alida Valli's last film. See more »


Quemada: You do like men, no?
Maria Delgado: You know that's the first time I've ever seen you unsure? I like that. Good night.
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Solid Murder Mystery
10 June 2005 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

The only thing special about this film may be the very human everyday interactions between the characters in this film. An important scene might have a little glance or aside that only tells of the place and the people but have no real impact on the story. Mia Sorvino along with the other actors and even the walk-on extras just feel real and utterly regular in the skins that they occupy on screen. 99% of movies do not succeed as well as this one when it comes to that pervasive "REALITY" feeling.

Yes the pacing could have been better. Yes you might be lost if you don't pay attention to each plot revelation. Yes you might not be surprised at all by how the story turns out. But this is a beautiful film in its grounded feeling, the acting, and the little things outside of the main focus which give life to the world and its characters.

Not original at all but great acting and good direction makes for a hidden gem in my opinion.


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