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El segundo nombre (2002)

After the suicide of her beloved father, the biologist Daniella Logan visits her catatonic mother in a mental institution to tell the tragic event and her mother calls her "Josephine". ... See full summary »

Director:

Paco Plaza

Writers:

Ramsey Campbell (novel), Fernando Marías (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Erica Prior Erica Prior ... Daniella
Trae Houlihan Trae Houlihan ... Chrysteen
Denis Rafter Denis Rafter ... Simon Hastings
Craig Stevenson ... Toby Harris
John O'Toole John O'Toole ... Father Elias
Frank O'Sullivan Frank O'Sullivan ... Inspector Potts
Toby Harper Toby Harper ... Dr. Grant
Miguel Monroy Miguel Monroy ... Raymod
Birgit Bofarull Birgit Bofarull ... Mrs. Hastings
Richard Collins-Moore Richard Collins-Moore ... Dr. Larabee
Ian Gibbs Ian Gibbs ... Pathologist
Teresa Gimpera ... Nana
Craig Hill ... Theodore Logan
Saskia Giró Saskia Giró ... Florist
Alain Chipot Alain Chipot ... Hotel Receptionist
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Storyline

After the suicide of her beloved father, the biologist Daniella Logan visits her catatonic mother in a mental institution to tell the tragic event and her mother calls her "Josephine". Daniella goes to the cemetery and finds that her father's grave had been opened and his corpse was profaned. She decides to investigate, and receives a message of a diabetic priest, Father Elias, who tells her about an ancient fanatic religious sect of followers of Abraham that kills the first child. Later, she meets a weird man, Toby Harris, who claims to be his legitimate father. Daniella continues seeking the truth about her origins and discloses very dark secrets about her family and friends. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Horror | Thriller

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Country:

Spain

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 November 2002 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Drugo ime See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

€2,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

€195,226 (Spain), 17 November 2002, Limited Release

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,244,800, 31 December 2003
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Analysis of realism
24 April 2003 | by tonicxtSee all my reviews

The movie was good yes, with some surprising mysteries. However, the ending not only unravels various mysteries, it unravels the plot of the movie to stupidity.

Anyone that knows their bible (well) will realize that this "cult" breaks numerous Commandments. -Thou shalt not lie -Thou shalt not bear false witness -Thou shalt not kill

Their actions make the whole cult a contradiction to religion (ie. trying to earn God's favor by condemning themselves)...

Plain stupid.


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