State of Wonder (1984)

Run Time - 113 min.  |   Countries - UK  |  
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In a strange mix of the sacred and the profane, the leader of a group of pro-peace activists (Tony Meyer) is mistaken for Jesus Christ by the village simpleton and has to lead his "flock" against their nemesis, Captain Benson (David Meyer, Tony Meyer's twin brother). The Captain is in town with his soldiers to hunt down the members of the peace group. In the meantime, the local priest seems more devoted to pop music than anything else and is busy rehearsing his favorite song for competition in a Eurovision contest. With a secularized priest and divinized secular leader, the film should be iconoclastic, yet it misses because it has simplified both people and concepts beyond the range of credibility.

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activism, mistaken-identity, search, simpleton, twins