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On Earth as It Is in Heaven (1995)

Así en el cielo como en la tierra (original title)
God decides to send another son to the earth to save the world. Jesus Christ disagrees because in such a case the history should be rewritten. To solve the dispute they decide to organise ... See full summary »

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José Luis Cuerda

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José Luis Cuerda (story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Francisco Rabal ... San Pedro
Fernando Fernán Gómez ... Dios Padre
Jesús Bonilla ... Jesucristo
Luis Ciges ... Matacanes
Agustín González ... San Isidoro de Sevilla
Mónica Molina Mónica Molina ... Lola Fajardo
Mary Carmen Ramírez ... Virgen María
Juan Luis Galiardo ... Ruíz del Río
Enrique San Francisco ... Arcángel San Gabriel
Gabino Diego ... San Juan Evangelista
Chus Lampreave ... Doña Asunción
Achero Mañas ... Pimentel
Isabel Serrano ... Mariví
Antonio Gamero ... Director banda
Alicia Sánchez ... Ira divina
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God decides to send another son to the earth to save the world. Jesus Christ disagrees because in such a case the history should be rewritten. To solve the dispute they decide to organise the apocalypse. Written by Miguel A. Andrade <andrade@gredos.cnb.uam.es>

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Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

3 November 1995 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Jako w niebie, tak i na ziemi See more »

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2.35 : 1
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Something very different for a change.
30 October 1999 | by raymond-15See all my reviews

A somewhat irreverent interpretation of Heaven and the goings-on within the Holy Family. God who tends to get up late because of sleepless nights is disturbed that the world is in turmoil despite the fact he sent Jesus down to earth to fix things up. God gets a great idea of producing a second son and having another go but Gabriel can't find a virgin who is willing to make herself available. And there's also the problem of the Holy Trinity. Is it to become the Holy Quartet? It's a highly original satirical comedy with God and Jesus devoid of all majesty. Jesus addresses God as "Dad" and God refers to him as "the kid". I liked the scene where the first man from the Apocalypse arrives and is questioned by St. Peter. Played by Luis Ciges the first arrival is disappointed in the appearance of Heaven, not at all as he expected it. Even the trumpets are out of tune. Luis Ciges is a delight to watch as the little man in search of a vermouth and gin. The dialogue in the first half of the film is quite brilliant, but I think the scriptwriter began to run out of ideas towards the end. The closing scene falls rather flat, but then what can you expect? Most of the inhabitants of Heaven have decided to return to earth and accept things as they are.


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