The Book of Life  

The Book of Life (1998)

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The end of the millenium has taken on a certain significance in modern day prophecies. What happens if Jesus Christ has second thoughts about the Apocalypse? It is December 31, 1999 and New Year's Eve takes on new meaning when the Devil, Jesus Christ, and Christ's assistant Magdelina discuss and debate the end of the world, the opening of the seven seals, and the essence of being human.

Director: Hal Hartley

Release Date: 1998-08-22
Status: Released
Run time: 63 min / 1:3
Production Companies : True Fiction Pictures, Haut et Court, La Sept-Arte
Production Countries: France, United States of America
Release Date: 1998-08-22
Status: Released
Run time: 63 min / 1:3

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Martin Donovan
as Jesus Christ
P.J. Harvey
as Magdalena
Thomas Jay Ryan
as Satan
Miho Nikaido
as Edie
Anna Köhler
as Hotel Clerk
Martin Pfefferkorn
as Martyr
Layla Alexander
as Waitress
Michael Ornstein
as Computer Wizard
James Urbaniak
as True Believer


Directing Hal Hartley Director
Writing Hal Hartley Writer
Editing Steve Hamilton Editor
Production Simon Arnal Associate Producer
Production Caroline Benjo Producer
Production Jerome Brownstein Executive Producer
Production Thierry Cagianut Producer
Production Pierre Chevalier Producer
Production Chelsea Fuhrer Associate Producer
Production Matthew Myers Producer
Production Carole Scotta Producer
Camera Jim Denault Director of Photography
Art Andy Biscontini Art Direction
Production Matthew Myers Unit Production Manager

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  • In THE BOOK OF LIFE, Manolo (voiced by Diego Luna) and Joaquin ( Channing Tatum ) have loved Maria ( Zoe Saldana) all their lives. What they don’t know is that the kind La Muerte ( Kate del Castillo) and the evil Xibalba ( Ron Perlman) -- the rulers of the underworld -- made a bet over which boy Maria would marry.

  • Critic Reviews for The Book of Life. October 17, 2014 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review… Whether en ingles o en espanol, The Book of Life is a delight. In an animated universe cluttered with kung-fu pandas, ice princesses and video-game heroes, Gutierrez and del Toro have conjured up an original vision.

  • A collaboration between fledgling Reel FX Creative Studios and 20th Century Fox, “The Book of Life” is a rare cartoon feature that doesn’t just deserve to be seen in 3-D, but practically demands it.

  • The "Book of Life" is a story of, well, just like the title The Book of Life. However, it goes a little deeper than simply stating all things are living and have their own story. All things have "Life" because we provide love and everything that comes with it.

  • The Book of Life is one of the most glorious-looking animated movies in recent memory, chock full of vibrant imagery, wit, and nifty song choices. While its story may be by the numbers, it still ...

  • The Book of Life works as a visually dazzling celebration of Mexican culture, though its conventional kids' movie elements leave something to be desired. The Book of Life takes place a long time ago in Mexico, where a trio of childhood friends are separated and each instructed on how to fulfill ...

  • The Book of Life review – vibrantly alternative animation. “We’re just kids !!” Produced by Mexican maestro Guillermo del Toro (whose creative fingerprints are everywhere), this 3D animation uses Day of the Dead celebrations to lead us from the land of the living to the lands of the Remembered (joyous, vivacious) and the Forgotten (hellishly grey),...

  • The Book of Life Reviews. It has humour that will appeal and the setting makes it interesting and unique for a mid-term outing. Though visually eye-popping, where The Book of Life shines is in the unique way it presents the themes we see in all family films; the importance of family and being true to yourself.