The Unknown Saint (Le miracle du saint inconnu)

2019

The Unknown Saint (Le miracle du saint inconnu)

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Total Count: 9

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Amine steals a big bag of money and escapes into the hills with the police hot on his trail. Before he is arrested, he digs a grave to bury the cash and disguises it as a modest tomb. Years later, Amine is released from prison and sets off to find his money. In the mean time, a religious shrine has been built directly over the place he buried his cash. The mausoleum honors an unknown saint from the region whose tomb was recently discovered. Down the hill from the resting place of the "The Unkown Saint", a new village subsists on the pilgrims who travel from far and wide to visit the mausoleum. Amine settles into the village and begins plotting a way in. But with the loot now hidden in a holy place, retrieving it suddenly becomes much more complicated.

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Critic Reviews for The Unknown Saint (Le miracle du saint inconnu)

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (2)

  • A droll, entertaining, absurdist fable about spirituality and greed that signals an important new talent.

    May 15, 2019 | Full Review…

    Alissa Simon

    Variety
    Top Critic
  • [A] slight but nonetheless pleasurable story...

    May 15, 2019 | Full Review…
  • Aljem's approach leaves room for the comedy to be created by the situation, rather than forced into the form of a punch line or a gag.

    May 21, 2019 | Full Review…
  • The young filmmaker Eddine Aljem relies on humor and a narrative humble as that of any saint, to build a moderate story whose relevance will probably not be heavy, but worthy of a modest prayer of thanks. [Full Review in Spanish]

    May 19, 2019 | Full Review…
  • The situation is ripe with ridiculousness, but Aljem shows a lot of restraint. His scenes are shot in a spare way, with minimal clutter and he's happy to wait for a joke to pay off.

    May 16, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…
  • Though ostensibly a drama, The Unknown Saint has a droll, whimsical sense of humor about it.

    May 16, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

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