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Semana Santa

Semana Santa
Scene from "Semana Santa" (photo © Schlemmer Film 2002)

It's Saint's week in Seville when detective Maria Delgado hits town. She's running from the past, her new partner doesn't like her either, and she's just in time to investigate a bizarre double murder.

As Maria joins forces with the shy Torillo and the resentful Quemeda, a third brutal death points to the presence of a serial killer. At first there are no clues, but when an old man tells Maria about the terrifying place called La Soledad, the truth begins to emerge.

The three detectives begin a cat-and-mouse chase with an insane but ingenious killer, and at the same time they start to uncover a history that somebody wants very badly to conceal.

As the trail gets clearer, it becomes a great deal more dangerous. One thing is certain, more blood will be spilled before the end of Semana Santa.


Pepe Danquart was born in 1955 and studied Communications from 1975-1981. He received an Academy Award® in 1994 for his widely acclaimed short BLACK RIDER (SCHWARZFAHRER, 1993). Together with Mirjam Quinte, he co-directed PASST BLOSS AUF ... (1980) and OFF SEASON (NACH SAISON, 1996). His other films include: DAEDALUS (1991), a segment of DAS 7. JAHR - ANSICHTEN ZUR LAGE DER NATION (1997), PLAYBOYS (1998), HEIMSPIEL (2000) which won him the German Film Award in Gold for Best Director in 2000, MÖRDERINNEN (2001), SEMANA SANTA (2002), HELL ON WHEELS (HÖLLENTOUR, 2004, in co-direction with Werner Swiss Schweizer), C(R)OOK (BASTA. ROTWEIN ODER TOT SEIN, 2004), TO THE LIMIT (AM LIMIT, 2007), and RUN BOY RUN (LAUF JUNGE LAUF, 2013), among others.
Genre Thriller, Psycho Thriller
Category Feature
Year of Production 2002
Director Pepe Danquart
Screenplay Roy Mitchell
Cinematography Ciro Cappellari
Peter R. Adam
Andrea Giuerra
William Abello
Cast Olivier Martinez, Alida Valli, Peter Berling, Penelope Snelling
Producers Christoph Meyer-Wiel, Paul Berrow, Philippe Guez
Production Company Schlemmer Film/CMW Film, Berlin, in co-production with La Fiera Corrupia/Madrid, Poetiche Cinematografiche/Rome, Evidence Films/Paris, Wandering Star/London, Senator Film Produktion, M & M Productions/Lyngby
Length 94 min
Format 35 mm, color
Original Version
 English
Sound Technology Dolby Digital
Sound Technology Dolby Digital, Surround EX
With backing from German Federal Film Board, Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein, Eurimages
German Distributor Senator Film Verleih/Berlin

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