The Book of Life
Description: 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.~ Bhob Stewart, All Movie Guide
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