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?
The production notes for the film state: "Director [Norman] Jewison and playwright John Pielmeier
first met in December 1983 to discuss ways to turn a very theatrical play into a movie. Translated into seven languages and performed in fourteen countries, the play was originally written for three actresses on a bare stage." 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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