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The Convent (1995)

O Convento (original title)
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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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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This is not Hollywood.
3 October 2004 | by (Lisbon) – See all my reviews

Regarding others opinions, this movie is not to bee seen vainly, or as a block buster from another big company. The plot although can be a bit boring in some way, it's enormously compensating by the story it self, the picture work (the movie photography is brilliant), and of course by the talent of the actors, the Convent (in fact was really a convent, i know, i have been there) is based upon a book of, Augustina Bessa-Luis called, "As Terras do Risco" (the lands of risk, as a free translation) if you do not like reading a good book,or if you are not interested in some of the Europe's culture, just go head, eat American trash. If you're reading habits are updated, (you may find it easy to understand it if you are familiarly whith Dr. fust's History), you really shuld not miss this one, it's a brilliant movie whith a great history from the oldest of film directors in the world (belive it see the date of his 1st movie).This is an artwork


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