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The Apostate (El Apóstata) (2016)

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A man at a crossroads in his life (Alvaro Ogalla) wishes to fully excommunicate himself from the Catholic Church, but is faced with baffling bureaucracy from his decision in this absurd comedy-drama from director Federico Veiroj.

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Cast

Álvaro Ogalla
as Gonzalo Tamayo
Juan Calot
as Obispo Jorge
Jaime Chávarri
as Padre Quirós
Mercedes Hoyos
as Mujer bus
Tino Martinez
as Auxiliar Audiencia
David Moreno
as Tamayo Nino
Sara Orton
as Pilar Nina
Pepa Gracia
as Hermana Tamayo
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All Critics (17) | Top Critics (4)

It's a movie that ultimately may mean more to those raised in heavily Catholic cultures, but it has an engaging prickliness as a satiric peek into the life of a brooding idealist.

September 29, 2016 | Full Review…

This Spanish-Uruguayan satire about a man struggling to leave his Catholic church in Madrid offers a wry absurdist take on existential crisis without resorting to cliche.

September 15, 2016 | Full Review…

Despite Mr. Veiroj's blithe Buñuel-like disdain for religion, "The Apostate" lacks teeth.

September 8, 2016 | Full Review…

Like Gonzalo, The Apostate is so dry and calm and reflective you can practically hear the director thinking, not too much, that's enough.

September 8, 2016 | Full Review…

A film where the bureaucracy of the religious institutions and the cynicism of the bishops is well exposed. [Full review in Spanish]

September 26, 2016 | Full Review…

Working within a tradition of heightened, impressionistic satire, Veiroj demonstrates a rare aptitude for depicting his distraught protagonist's emotional world.

September 26, 2016 | Full Review…

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