Bugarach

2014 | Feature Film | Documentary | 95′
Directed by Ventura Durall, Sergi Cameron and Salvador Sunyer
Produced by Nanouk Films (SP) and Filmtank (DE)
In coproduction with TVE (SP), TVC (SP) and WDR (DE), with the support of ICEC (SP), PUMA Catalyst Award – BritDoc (UK), MFG (DE), Cinereach (USA) and MEDIA Programme of the European Union.

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Five characters face the alleged end of the world in Bugarach, the only place in the world that is supposed to be saved from the apocalypse. D-day is approaching and fear, hope, faith, fame or greed are emerging. A fable in the shape of an existentialist comedy about the spiritual crisis of the West.

No one took much notice of Bugarach until the world was coming to an end. In early 2012, the citizens of this tiny village in the south of France are going to church, swimming in lakes and voting in their country’s upcoming presidential election. But amidst the growing paranoia of the approaching Mayan doomsday prophecy, a news story appears that alleges when the apocalypse hits, Bugarach will be the only place on the planet to survive. The story gathers global attention, attracting the interests of international media outlets, mystic prophets and all those looking for a ticket to the rapture. The anxieties of the inhabitants are less focused on apocalyptic prophecies and more on the massive influx of outsiders looking for a way to squeeze themselves into their quiet rural community. With the fate of the world on the line, Bugarach is forced into the spotlight as Earth’s surprising and reluctant hero.

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Published on: 23 February 2015
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