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The Apostate (2015)

El apóstata (original title)
Unrated | | Comedy | 15 October 2015 (Uruguay)
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An existential comedy about a Spanish man trying to apostatize from the Catholic Church.

Director:

Federico Veiroj

Writers:

Gonzalo Delgado, Álvaro Ogalla (original idea) | 4 more credits »
2 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Álvaro Ogalla ... Gonzalo Tamayo
Marta Larralde Marta Larralde ... Pilar
Bárbara Lennie ... Maite
Vicky Peña ... Madre
Juan Calot ... Obispo Jorge
Kaiet Rodríguez Kaiet Rodríguez ... Antonio
Andrés Gertrúdix ... Carlos
Joaquín Climent ... Padre
Álvaro Roig Álvaro Roig ... Tío
Tino Martínez Tino Martínez ... Auxiliar audiencia
Mercedes Hoyos ... Mujer bus
David Moreno David Moreno ... Tamayo niño
Sara Orton Sara Orton ... Pilar niña
Rafael Rodríguez Hidalgo Rafael Rodríguez Hidalgo ... Guitarrista (as Rafael Rodríguez 'El Cabeza')
Pepa Gracia Pepa Gracia ... Hermana Tamayo
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Storyline

Things are not going too well for Gonzalo Montoya. At thirty he has no girlfriend (despite a mutual attraction between his cousin Pilar and himself), he is still a student and has become the despair of his mother. Yet, Gonza is an intelligent, well-bred (if not too well-dressed) and kindhearted young man. Among other things he gets on well with Maité, his downstairs neighbor and proves a wonderful tutor (not to say surrogate father) to her son Antonio. But in the eyes of the conservative society he lives in, he has a major defect, his propensity to think for himself. If he has failed his philosophy exam, it is precisely because he would not duplicate his professor's views. And now what idea has he got ? To apostatize, nothing less! Needless to say that his decision marks the beginning of a long, long...Way of the Cross! Written by Guy Bellinger

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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

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Country:

Spain | France | Uruguay

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

15 October 2015 (Uruguay) See more »

Also Known As:

The Apostate See more »

Filming Locations:

Madrid, Spain

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Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival on Sept. 11th, 2015. See more »

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Enlightning (?)
26 January 2018 | by kosmaspSee all my reviews

Well actually not really. This is a very strange movie. Coming of age, believe and whatnot. Our main character has identity issues and I do believe that taps into a general feeling, something the viewers may be able to understand. Speaking of understanding though, there is a lot of .. well let's call it mystery surrounding the movie.

And its story too of course. We do get a lot of symbolism and there is a lot of dialog and I guess the ending does make sense, when you think about the main character and what he "wants". Is it explaining and telling us or rather answering our questions? Not really, that is not what the movie does. So if you don't mind a movie being mysterious, you may enjoy this more than others do


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