A heavy-metal fan (Santiago Segura) and a psychic (Armando De Razza) help a priest (Alex Angulo) seek the infant Antichrist in Madrid at Christmas.

Part black comedy, part lurid cartoon, part paranoid theological melodrama with a heavy metal undercurrent, this is the Spanish hyperthyroid tale of a scholarly priest, Father Angel, whose studies of the Apocrypha have convinced him that the Antichrist
is to be born in Madrid before dawn on Christmas. A splendidly blasphemous horror-comedy about nothing less than the birth of the Antichrist.

This film is part of Comedy Genius, a nationwide season led by BFI, the Independent Cinema Office and BFI Film Audience network, supported by funds from the National Lottery. For more screenings go to bficomedy.co.uk.   

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This second feature by naughty Spanish director Alex de la Iglesia turns out to be a splendidly blasphemous horror-comedy about nothing less than the birth of the Antichrist.