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Asmodexia (2014)

Not Rated | | Horror | 26 September 2014 (USA)
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Four days in the lives of an exorcist (Eloy Palma) and his granddaughter (Alba), working in the Barcelona area.

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Marc Carreté

Writers:

Marc Carreté (original idea), Marc Carreté | 2 more credits »
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2 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

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Credited cast:
Albert Baró ... Jan
Marta Belmonte ... Inspectora Diana
Pepo Blasco ... Jazz
Roser Bundó Roser Bundó ... Enfermera
Ramon Canals Ramon Canals ... Dr. Wilson
Eva Cañadas Eva Cañadas ... Tertuliana
Marina Durán Marina Durán ... Luna
José García Ruiz José García Ruiz ... Hippy Parque Acuático
Lina Gorbaneva Lina Gorbaneva ... Irina
Lluís Marco ... Eloy de Palma
Patrícia Mendoza Patrícia Mendoza ... Susana
Irene Montalà ... Ona
Maurice Nash ... Cafe's Client
Clàudia Pons Clàudia Pons ... Alba
Mireia Ros ... Carmen
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Roaming Spain's rugged countryside, a pair of travelling exorcists--the grizzled preacher, Eloy de Palma, and his gifted young granddaughter, Alba--attempt to free the immortal souls of the unfortunate ones who are grievously afflicted by the mark of the demonic Evil One. Under those circumstances and with only a few days away before the cryptic "Resurrection" takes place, Eloy and Alba find themselves embarking on a desperate and frenzied exorcism spree, as more and more people become possessed by the evil entity. But, can they make it in time? Written by Nick Riganas

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Taglines:

Hell Awaits.

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Horror

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Another Take on the Exorcism Story
16 April 2015 | by gavin6942See all my reviews

Five days in the lives of exorcist Eloy de Palma (Lluis Marco) and his granddaughter Alba (Claudia Pons), working in the Barcelona area.

We get a strong opening, with great use of camera technique and color, along with a gripping score from Jordi Dalmau. The New York Times refers to Dalmau's work as "an eerie, echoing sound design of plinking pianos and ghostly choirs." It is that and much more. Of course, this level of greatness is not maintained for the full duration, but it really showcases the potential of those involved.

Adam Clarke has reviewed the film mostly positively, saying it is "full of interesting ideas" and singling out the cinematography of Xavi Garriga (in his feature film debut). What Clarke appreciates most is the "switching genres" between "exorcism, police procedural and apocalypse drama." He is absolutely right for singling out Garriga, who hopefully continues to make more films. If nothing else comes of this, Garriga should have a bright career.

Some people may be turned off my the subtitles, but that is their loss. While this may not be the greatest film in the exorcism category of horror films, it is different enough that it should be praised for its originality. A new twist on an old theme, with some imagery that evokes comparisons to David Cronenberg's early work? Keep your eyes on this one.


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Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

26 September 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Asmodexia See more »

Filming Locations:

Barcelona, Catalonia See more »

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Budget:

EUR500,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$418
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