The Book of Life

a HAL HARTELY picture

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Title

The Book of Life

Director

Hal Hartley

Producer

Simon Arnal, Caroline Benjo, Jerome Brownstein, Thierry Cagianut

Nationality

France, USA

Year

1998

Duration

63'

Language

English

Format

Dolby Stereo

Ratio

1.66

Original Title

The Book of Life

Synopsis

Synopsis


On the last day of the century, Jesus shows up at JFK airport with his attractive young assistant, Magdalena. Sent by his father to perform the last judgement, Jesus has second thoughts and calls off the Apocalypse. Meanwhile, Satan goes from bar to bar in search of pure souls… Acclaimed director Hal Hartley presents a techno-driven, computerized and modernistic world for his thrilling story of the fate of man in a race against time.

Synopsis

Stills

Press

"Playful, irreverent"

VARIETY

Festivals
& Awards

Toronto International Film Festival

Rotterdam International Film Festival

Edinburgh International Film Festival

New York Film Festival

Thessaloniki International Film Festival

Hong Kong International Film Festival

Karlovy Vary Film Festival

Filmquart Film Festival (Norway)

Auckland Film Festival

Febio Film Festival

ERA New Horizons Film Festival (Poland)

Cast & Crew

Martin Donovan
P.J. Harvey
Thomas Jay Ryan
Dave Simond
Miho Nikaido
D.J. Mendel
Katreen Hardt
Director Hal Hartley
Writer Hal Hartley
Producers Caroline Benjo, Thierry Cagianut, Pierre Chevalier,
Matthew Myers, Carole Scotta
Executive Producer Jérôme Brownstein
Associate Producers Simon Arnal, Chelsea Fuhrer
Cinematographer Jim Denault
Sound Jeff Pullman
Editor Steve Hamilton
Art Direction Andy Biscontini

Releases

Japan - Uplink

25.03.2000

Canada - Olive Films (DVD)

17.05.2013