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When a naive novice nun is discovered with a dead newborn in her convent quarters, a court appointed psychiatrist investigates her case.

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Dr. Livingston's Mother
Winston Rekert ...
Detective Langevin
Gratien Gélinas ...
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Françoise Faucher ...
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Jacques Tourangeau ...
Eugène Lyon
Janine Fluet ...
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Sister Susanna
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Sister Jeannine
Jacqueline Blais ...
Sister David Marie
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At a convent, fragile, unearthly Sister Agnes gives birth (she says it's a virgin birth), but the child dies. 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 Reid Gagle

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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.


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Agnes de Dios  »

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The original Broadway production of "Agnes of God" by John Pielmeier opened at the Music Box Theater on March 30, 1982, ran for 599 performances and was nominated for two 1982 Tony Awards for acting. See more »

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Doctor Martha Livingston: Suppose the saints would have smoked if tobacco'd been popular back then?
Mother Miriam Ruth: Undoubtably. Not the ascetics, of course, but, well, St. Thomas More.
Doctor Martha Livingston: Long, thin, and filtered!
Mother Miriam Ruth: St. Ignatius would smoke cigars and then stub them out on the soles of his bare feet. And of course all of the apostles?
Doctor Martha Livingston: Hand rolled.
Mother Miriam Ruth: Even Christ would partake socially.
Doctor Martha Livingston: St. Peter?
Mother Miriam Ruth: Pipe!
Doctor Martha Livingston: Right!
Mother Miriam Ruth: Mary Magdalene?
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Suppose the saints would have smoked if tobacco'd been popular back then?
18 August 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A Golden Globe performance for Meg Tilly and Oscar nominations for Tilly and Anne Bancroft. This is a story that brings into question stigmata, belief, along with the possibility of virgin birth.

A nun (Tilly) has a baby, which is found dead, and she is brought up on manslaughter charges. She claims no knowledge of the baby or how to even have a baby.

Jane Fonda, an obvious skeptic, is a psychiatrist appointed to examine the situation. What is a to be a psychiatric examination turns into an investigation of the convent. Secrets come out bit by bit as Nancy Drew, I mean the psychiatrist, discovers the one secret that can explain everything.

But does it? Simple seduction or a miracle? It is left for the viewer to decide.

What is not left to the viewer to decide is the excellent performances by the three stars above. They were miraculous.


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