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The Convent (1995)
"O Convento" (original title)

PG  |   |  Drama, Mystery  |  1 December 1995 (USA)
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The journey of Michael Padovic, an American professor who arrives with his wife, Helene, at a Portuguese convent where he expects to find the documents needed to prove his theory: Shakespeare was born in Spain; not in England. Written by Hugo Lopes <l41340@alfa.ist.utl.pt>

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The Rake's Progress: Prelude (Act III, Scene 2)
Music by Igor Stravinsky
Conducted by Riccardo Chailly
Performed by London Sinfonietta
DECCA 411 6442
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metaphysical and mysterious
3 February 2005 | by (Barcelona) – See all my reviews

Well, first of all I've enjoyed this film immensely. I think it had all the right tone, the right actors, and the way the story is developed is done with great know-how. It's not boring in any way, but spectators need to be aware of the kind of movie they're going to watch.

Deneuve, Malkovich, and the Portuguese actor Silveira and Cintra are all able to create an atmosphere of metaphysical mystery, in dealing to all the questions about all books, convents or even the devil.

Thank god there are still movies that make you think and don«t give you all the answers so that you forget just after leaving the theater.

Great scene the one where the "devil" runs through the forest... don't miss it!!!


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