For a better experience on MUBI, update your browser.
401 Ratings



Directed by Iván Zulueta
Spain, 1979
Drama, Avant-Garde


A filmmaker with a passion for vampire films and hard-core drugs struggles with his all-consuming obsessions.

This film is not currently playing on MUBI but 30 other great films are. See what’s now showing
Rapture Directed by Iván Zulueta

What are people saying?

  • jjk's rating of the film Rapture

    i'm surprised this isn't more well known because it's really incredible. there's an amazing use of sound and together with the visuals it is truly hypnotic

  • Yusef's rating of the film Rapture

    it's sad that this film is not as famous as videodrome and that it is regarded merely as a b-series hit. it addresses several topics (hypertextuality, metanarrative, new drugs like coke) which were yet to be discussed in the film 'serious' conversation in the following years, it feels very contemporary and young, amazing sound mixing and edition. a nice trip.

  • Silenzio's rating of the film Rapture

    The term "cult-movie" is overused but there are few films which fit the definition better than this one. Such a strange film... the kind which one person could see as a masterpiece and another as one of the worst films ever made. Personally the idea of the film, the powerful imagery, the simple but hypnotic score and the ending all made a great impression on me and I will certainly be recommending it to friends.

  • lukasbicho's rating of the film Rapture

    Obra maestra del cine underground, no fue hasta que pude verla en pantalla grande (y esto ya ha sucedido dos veces, qué bien) que aprecié por fin las singularidades que presenta: un uso del sonido único, que hace que todo sea más pesadillesco; unas interpretaciones fantásticas, y sobre todo, una historia tensa que te envuelve como un vampiro. Una joya no apta para todo el mundo.

  • Chase Vault's rating of the film Rapture

    Intense ending! Throughout the film, you might feel a bit bored - only experiencing raptured through the films in the film. But the feelings increase and in the end, it gets hard to tell apart "reality" and "phantasy" anyway. Well done!

  • BobaFett's rating of the film Rapture

    Little gem of which I hadn't heard before.Very Lynchian with lots of hallucinatory imagery working in your subconscious and a brooding menace in the background. Great flow of images, for instance a penis, blooming like a flower, which turns into a cigarette that is burning down and finally changes into a syringe. The portrayal of the camera as a drug or living creature can only come from someone who truly loves film.

  • ARGIL's rating of the film Rapture

    I saw this amazing opus at a spanish friend´s house in Malinalco. I hardly blinked through it. Reminded me of David Lynch´s work. Weird, creepy and ridiculous at the same time. The ending is unforgettable and material for endless late-night conversations. Highly recommended.

  • ana--maria's rating of the film Rapture

    The creator being devoured by his creation.Heroin as a catalyst,as a quest for fulfillment,in which reality and subconscious coexist."A mi no me gusta el cine,al cine le gusto yo".The movie can be chaotic for an untrained eye or unwillingness to interpret and fill in the huge gaps script or poor technical implementation.

Related films