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The Apostate (El Apóstata) (2016)




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A man at a crossroads in his life (Alvaro Ogalla) wishes to fully excommunicate himself from the Catholic Church, but is faced with baffling bureaucracy from his decision in this absurd comedy-drama from director Federico Veiroj.

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Álvaro Ogalla
as Gonzalo Tamayo
Juan Calot
as Obispo Jorge
Jaime Chávarri
as Padre Quirós
Mercedes Hoyos
as Mujer bus
Tino Martinez
as Auxiliar Audiencia
David Moreno
as Tamayo Nino
Sara Orton
as Pilar Nina
Pepa Gracia
as Hermana Tamayo
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All Critics (19) | Top Critics (4)

It's a movie that ultimately may mean more to those raised in heavily Catholic cultures, but it has an engaging prickliness as a satiric peek into the life of a brooding idealist.

September 29, 2016 | Full Review…

This Spanish-Uruguayan satire about a man struggling to leave his Catholic church in Madrid offers a wry absurdist take on existential crisis without resorting to cliche.

September 15, 2016 | Full Review…

Despite Mr. Veiroj's blithe Buñuel-like disdain for religion, "The Apostate" lacks teeth.

September 8, 2016 | Full Review…

Like Gonzalo, The Apostate is so dry and calm and reflective you can practically hear the director thinking, not too much, that's enough.

September 8, 2016 | Full Review…

Tamayo and his arduous task of denying the Christian religion, his immaturity and even his cruelty, will end up being irremediably endearing to us. [Full Review in Spanish]

April 14, 2020 | Full Review…

... inflected with a sense of mischief and wonder that teeters on the edge of the devotional.

October 11, 2017 | Full Review…

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