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THE DAY OF THE BEAST
EL DÍA DE LA BESTIA
1995, 99 min, Spain/Italy, Dir: Álex de la Iglesia

Two-thousand years after the birth of Christ, the Anti-Christ is about to be born - unless Father Ángel Berriartúa (Álex Angulo) can stop it. The Basque priest believes he can prevent the apocalypse by infiltrating the ranks of the devil, though that will require him to trade in his pious life for one of non-stop sin. Aided by a heavy metal fan (Santiago Segura) and an occult TV show host (Armando De Razza), Ángel raises hell through Madrid as Christmas Eve - and the possible end of the world - approaches in Álex de la Iglesia's wickedly funny cult classic.


FATHER THERE IS ONLY ONE
PADRE NO HAY MÁS QUE UNO
2019, Sony Pictures International, 98 min, Spain, Dir: Santiago Segura

In Spain’s greatest box office success of 2019, Javier (Santiago Segura) starts out as a hands-off father with a simplistic outlook on parenting. When the task of caring for five children becomes his alone for a weekend, however, Javier struggles to control the chaos he had previously been content to leave to his wife. With physicality and depth of pathos as ingredients, director and co-writer Segura concocts this light-hearted recipe about falling in love with one’s children all over again.


TORRENTE 4: LETHAL CRISIS
TORRENTE 4: CRISIS LETAL
2011, 93 min, Spain, Dir: Santiago Segura

The fourth installment in writer-director-actor Santiago Segura's franchise about iconic lowlife cop-turned-private eye Jose Luis Torrente finds the titular character contracted to kill the father of the bride whose wedding he has just turned upside down. Yet Torrente's contractor betrays him, and the balding detective winds up in jail, where he meets a slew of colorful characters (including 87-year-old Tony Leblanc, who has appeared throughout the series as Torrente's uncle Gregorio) who help him scheme a hairbrained strategy for busting out of prison. With Enrique Villen and Kiko Rivera. In Spanish with English subtitles.


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