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

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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: ... See full summary »

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Michael
Luís Miguel Cintra ...
Baltar
Leonor Silveira ...
Piedade
João Bénard da Costa ...
Baltazar (as Duarte de Almeida)
Heloísa Miranda ...
Berta
Gilberto Gonçalves ...
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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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Rated PG for some sexual content | See all certifications »
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1 December 1995 (USA)  »

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$52,609 (USA)
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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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Frightening? Under-appreciated?
24 November 1998 | by (Houston, TX) – See all my reviews

A sparse movie, but under-appreciated. John Malkovich's intellectual curiosity threaten both his marriage and his soul. The conclusion flows, but is not obvious when it happens. I suggest watching this twice in succession (it isn't very long) in order to pick up nuances in the dialogue that you might have missed during the first pass.


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