Plot & Details
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.
- MPAA Rating: Not Rated
- Genre(s): Comedy
- Run Time: 63min.
- Theatrical Release Date: 01/22/1999
- DVD Release Date: 11/07/2000
- Distributor(s): Miramax
- Director(s): Hal Hartley
- Starring: Martin Donovan , PJ Harvey , Thomas Jay Ryan , David Simonds , Miho Nikaido
- Themes: Crisis of Faith,Message From God,Race Against Time,Redemption
- Tone: Biting,Meditative,Humorous,Cerebral,Deadpan,Irreverent
- Keywords: waiter/waitress, Christ [Jesus], Satan, bar [pub], bodyguard, end-of-the-world, waiter
- Language: English