The Book of Life

The Book of Life

Directed by Hal Hartley • 1998 • France, United States
Starring Martin Donovan, P J Harvey, Dave Simonds

Hal Hartley imagines the apocalypse—with typically atypical results. On the last day of the twentieth century, Jesus Christ (Martin Donovan) and his assistant Magdalena (art-rock icon PJ Harvey) show up in New York to bring about the end of the world. Once on Earth, though, Christ finds himself wrestling with second thoughts about extinguishing humanity—while Satan (Thomas Jay Ryan), hanging out in a nearby hotel bar, offers his own existential musings.

The Book of Life
  • The Book of Life

    Directed by Hal Hartley • 1998 • France, United States
    Starring Martin Donovan, P J Harvey, Dave Simonds

    Hal Hartley imagines the apocalypse—with typically atypical results. On the last day of the twentieth century, Jesus Christ (Martin Donovan) and his assistant Magdalena (art-rock icon PJ Harv...