The Book of Life (1998)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Fantasy Comedy, Satire  |   Release Date - Feb 25, 1998 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 63 min.  |   Countries - France  |  
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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 2000 Seen By" television series of one-hour films about the Millennium (and the only one by an American director). Shown at the 1998 Cannes Film Festival.

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Satan, bar [pub], Christ [Jesus], end-of-the-world, waiter, bodyguard

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High Production Values