On his way from Heaven to Hell, Lucifer passes through the earthly paradise of Mexico, where elderly Lupita and her granddaughter Maria live. Lupita's brother Emanuel pretends he's paralyzed so he can drink and gamble while the two women tend to the sheep. Lucifer senses an opportunity and plays the miraculous healer. He forces Emanuel to walk again, seduces Maria, and makes Lupita lose her faith. He didn't bring bad luck, he only illuminated the line between good and evil, where it didn't exist before.
"The film was shot in Mexico, near Parícutin, the youngest volcano on earth. In the village where the film was shot time stands still, and beliefs and age-old traditions have not changed... This duality is what made me want to situate Lucifer's story here, and work with local actors. The film is shot in a circular format because for me paradise is enclosed, with Heaven at its centre."
Gust Van den Berghe
Cast: María Acosta, Jeronimo Soto Bravo, Norma Pablo, Gabino Rodríguez
Screenplay: Gust Van Den Berghe
Director of Photography: Hans Bruch Jr.
Film Editor: David Verdurme
Production Designer: Natalia Trevino
Costume Design: Cesar Antonio Solis
Sound: Matthias Hillegeer
Producer: Tomas Leyers
Production Company: Minds Meet
Co-Producer: Jaime Romandia
Co-Production Company: Mantarraya Producciones
World Sales: NDM International Sales
Director: Gust van den Berghe