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Terminal Rite

Rating:No Rating
Genre:Drama, SciFi/Fantasy
Release Date:January 1, 1999
Running time:110 minutes
Cast:Guillermo Larrea, Soledad Ruiz, Ángeles Cruz, Guillermo Ríos, Antonio Monroy
Director:Óscar Urrutia Lazo
Writer:Óscar Urrutia Lazo

Description: Photographer Mateo, visiting a celebration of the patron saint of a small village community, loses his shadow. Then, during a traditional funeral ceremony, a spiritual exchange causes him to lose his sense of the convictions that bind him to the real world. What ensues is a quintessential hero's journey in which he is forced to confront the question of what is left behind when you submit, unconditionally, to progress. He becomes, essentially, a trespasser into realms spiritual and sacred, where reality is denied by the senses. The local inhabitants both inform and challenge this unknown path: It is not until he accepts the loss of his shadow, and is able to face the woman who took it, that he will finally be able to recover it.

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