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Bet stunda nák (2003)

Two men in post-communist Latvia go around preaching Gods word and get involved into all kind of encounters.

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Two men in post-communist Latvia go around preaching Gods word and get involved into all kind of encounters.

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24 September 2003 (Latvia)  »

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But the Hour Is Near  »

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Excellent skewering of ethnocentrism and American Christianity
9 January 2005 | by (Washington, D.C.) – See all my reviews

A hysterical documentary about two American evangelists working in Latvia.

Erik is a super-pious moralist. But Daniel is a super-consumerist who preaches the gospel of wealth. Their arguments and battles are laugh-out-loud funny as they attempt to convert the heathen (who smile and look on in pure amusement). Daniel insists that they both wear Pierre Cardin suits, because "the Lord wants us to look good while we are among the people." Daniel also plays the slots in Riga's notorious riverboat casinos, praying for God to help him win money so he and Erik can continue their missionary work.

The title of the film is taken from a superbly (and unintentionally) funny rap song that Daniel and Erik compose to sing to the unwashed of Latvia. They enter a local song competition and sing it on the stage, thinking they can fool the locals into listening to God's Word as they "compete" for the prize. Only, the song is so silly and stupid, they win the contest.

Just an amazing documentary about the insane stupidity of missionaries, ethnocentrism (Latvia is nearly 100 percent Orthodox Christian), moral superiority and materialism.


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