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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

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

Release Date:

24 April 2002 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Hamburg, Germany See more »

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Budget:

€9,500,000 (estimated)
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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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A trip back in time
20 September 2007 | by lastliberalSee all my reviews

OK, so this isn't the greatest mystery movie to grace the screen. It did, however, have some good features that made it worth my time.

First, I lived in Andalucia for six years and have fond memories of the Semana Santa ceremonies and processions. The white robes and the pointed masks do not remind me of the Ku Klux Klan, but of centuries of tradition in Spain. Seeing that as a backdrop to the murders and the police work, led by the ever adorable Mira Sorvino, was beautiful.

Second, I love stories that weave in the evil fascists that invaded Spain. The US-backed murderers under Franco provided a credible story that explained the current murders.

Third, I was enchanted with Alida Valli in her last role as Doña Catalina. So much so that I will make it a point to see one of her earlier roles this weekend.

All in all, a good slow murder mystery with several features that made it worthwhile.


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