Salvador Sunyer, Ventura Durall & Sergi Cameron
Spain, Germany, 90 min
A small village in the South of France becomes a refuge for those who believe in the end of the world according to Mayan prophecy. The Mayor tries to oppose them, but nothing can stop this new population with their strange beliefs and superstitions. The residents, initially disturbed by this invasion, come to enjoy it. Humanity is tested by its own bizarreness.
Bugarach is a small village in the south of France, where everyone lives peacefully, far from the hustle and bustle of the world. One day, the international media broadcast the news that it could be one of the few places spared from the end of the world predicted by the Mayas. The space surrounding the village and the mountain that overlooks it, already familiar to disciples of esotericism, become a refuge for those who believe in the Mayan prophecies. The Mayor attempts to oppose them, but nothing can stop this strange crowd with their beliefs and superstitions, and their eccentric personalities: a teenage magician who wants to make the most of this opportunity to become famous; a millenarian who has drawn up a plan for his salvation; a weapon-obsessed boy, wishing to protect the village; a savant who thinks he’s found the body of Christ in the depths of the mountain. The lives of Bugarach’s inhabitants, initially deeply disturbed by this invasion, come to find moments of enjoyment in it. As does the filmmaker. The result is a portrait of humanity being tested by its own absurdity.