At a convent, fragile, unearthly Sister Agnes gives birth, but the child dies and Agnes retains no memory of the event. The police soon are involved because of the death of the baby. However, the main conflict is between Mother Superior Miriam Ruth, who wants Agnes left alone, and Dr. Martha Livingston, a psychiatrist determined to help Agnes gain a stronger grasp on reality and uncover any wrongdoers. Written by
What unspeakable crime took place behind the third floor window? Only Agnes knows. And Dr. Martha Livingston is the one person who can unravel the mystery.
Did You Know?
Director Norman Jewison
has said of this film in his autobiography "This Terrible Business Has Been Good to Me" (2004) that the picture is about "the struggle between Freudian logic and Catholic faith. The film would test our ability to believe in miracles . . . I think most people, regardless of their religion, regardless of logic, want to believe in something outside of their everyday lives. Outside of themselves. Agnes of God
(1985) gave me the opportunity to explore that timeless human conflict between believing what we can see and believing what we can't see or experience. It seemed to me then, as it does now, that the world is in dire need of angels". See more
During the most profound scene where Agnes receives the stigmata, the audio boom is visible for at least five seconds. See more
Doctor Martha Livingston
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