El Día de la bestia (The Day of the Beast) (1999)
Average Rating: 6.7/10
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Release Date: Jun 18, 1999 Limited
Average Rating: 3.9/5
User Ratings: 5,673
The story of a Basque priest who has been studying the Apocalypse according to St. John for 25 years. Through his studies, he comes to the inescapable conclusion that the antichrist is going to be born on Christmas day in Madrid. To prevent the imminent birth of Lucifer's child, he must first find where the event will take place. Believing that evil will lead him to evil, the priest begins to commit a series of robberies, beatings and other bad acts in hopes of finding baby Satan and killing
Jun 18, 1999 Limited
Nov 23, 1999
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The film is aware that the plot points are absurd, and de la Iglesia visually tells the story as if it were a mean spirited comic book, but it all plays straight, with no irritating winking.
Its mildly blasphemous subject matter, weak special effects, and at times murky storyline make it a tough sell to mainstream audiences anywhere.
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