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Angel of Death (2002)

Semana Santa (original title)
The most spectacular Easter celebration in the World. Hosts of hooded Penitents parade through the ancient, narrow streets

Director:

Pepe Danquart

Writers:

David Hewson (novel), Roy Mitchell
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mira Sorvino ... Maria Delgado
Olivier Martinez ... Quemada
Féodor Atkine ... Torillo
Alida Valli ... Doña Catalina
Peter Berling ... Castenada
Fermí Reixach ... Rodriguez
Luis Tosar ... Antonio
Jorge Bosch Jorge Bosch ... Jaime Mateo
Yohana Cobo ... Young Dona Catalina
Carlos Castañon Carlos Castañon ... Dr. Hidalgo
Jose M. Blanco Jose M. Blanco ... Don Manuel
Azucena De La Fuente ... Maggi
Alexander Konheim Alexander Konheim ... Famiani
Pablo Rojas Pablo Rojas ... Apprentice Luis
Juan Del Santo Juan Del Santo ... Felipe Ordonez
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Storyline

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 <paul@bandname.com>

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Genres:

Thriller | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

English | Spanish

Release Date:

24 April 2002 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Angel of Death See more »

Filming Locations:

Hamburg, Germany See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR9,500,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$156,614
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital EX

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Alida Valli's last film. See more »

Quotes

Quemada: Women have been known to throw their panties at him.
Maria Delgado: I'll be sure to wear some for the occasion.
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Connections

Referenced in Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders: El Toro Bravo (2016) See more »

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Solid Murder Mystery
10 June 2005 | by kjs-2See 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.

-Karl


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