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The Exorcist in the 21st Century (2012)

The Exorcist in the 21st Century takes the viewer into the unknown and sinister world of exorcism in the Catholic Church. We meet one of the few exorcists in Europe, the Vatican approved ... See full summary »
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José Antonio Fortea ...
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Gabriele Amorth
Bernt Eidsvik ...
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Olav Müller ...
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The Exorcist in the 21st Century takes the viewer into the unknown and sinister world of exorcism in the Catholic Church. We meet one of the few exorcists in Europe, the Vatican approved José Antonio Fortea. He travels around the world on a mission to enlighten the masses about demonic possession. Constanza, a Colombian woman, is desperately looking for Fr. Forteas help. She claims to have been possessed by demons for nearly 15 years and she goes through a ritual of exorcism before she sees the Spanish exorcist as a last hope for spiritual liberation. The film follows both their journeys and gives a unique insight into one of the world most secret and mystical rites - the catholic ritual of exorcism. Written by Gammaglimt AS

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1 April 2012 (Norway)  »

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One Believes What One Wants To Believe
24 February 2015 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

When it comes to the likes of exorcisms and demon possessions, there's an old, familiar saying that goes - "One believes what one wants to believe." - And, if you ask me, I think that that particular phrase fits in so very well when it comes to discussing such a topic as the one at hand.

And, on top of that - What I'd really like to know is, why is it that the Catholics are the one religious order who seem to have cornered the market on exorcisms? Eh? Why?

Anyways - In this unbelievably dull & religiously dry documentary concerning the role of the exorcist in the 21st Century, I think that this film's "Vatican-approved" scenario was a total set-up as a means to prove to the doubting viewer that (yes, indeed) Christianity really does wield "holy" power - But, hey, let's face it, folks - It was all hollow and gutless from start to finish.

The Exorcist In the 21st Century presents to the viewer a Colombian woman named Constanza who boldly claims that for the past 15 years she has been demon-possessed. And, let me tell ya - If Constanza really is possessed, she certainly came across as being one of the most non-possessed "possessed" persons that anyone (in their right mind) could ever imagine.

Yes. Constanza did have something that suggested a mild mental disorder, but, unfortunately, she was so totally hell-bent on attaching anti-Christ significance to this dysfunction. (And this was all because she viewed herself as being a very "bad" girl)

Anyhow - For anyone who's interested in watching this documentary, I promise not to spill-the-beans about what all takes place when it comes to the likes of Constanza's affliction.

But, I will say that it really killed me that out of the half-dozen, or so, Catholic priests who were asked what they thought of the 1973 movie The Exorcist, each and every one of them, literally, gushed gleefully over it with holy praise.

Ha! I thought that that was absolutely priceless 'cause, in that very movie, it wasn't the priests uttering religious mumbo-jumbo that drove the demon out of young Regan. No. It was Father Damien beating Regan repeatedly in the face with his big fists that convinced the unclean entity to vamoose out of there, like, pronto!


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