The Book of Life (1998)
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Release Date: Oct 10, 1998 Wide
Average Rating: 3.5/5
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Hal Hartley directed this French-produced comedy about the Second Coming of Christ (Martin Donovan), with Thomas Jay Ryan in the role of Satan. While a gambler (David Simonds) and a waitress (Miho Nikaido) talk with Satan in a hotel bar, Jesus arrives at JFK airport with Magdalena (PJ Harvey). Jesus has been sent down to end the world by breaking the Seven Seals on a computer disk in a bowling alley locker room. Made in digital video blown up to 35mm, this film is part of the French "Collection
Oct 10, 1998 Wide
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Anything touched by PJ Harvey is bound to be worth the trouble; even better, Hartley has made one of his better, least grating films.
Jesus-who's-come-again asks Himself soul-searching questions in what might've been called The Lack of Passion of the Christ.
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