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Theresa: The Body of Christ (2007)
"Teresa, el cuerpo de Cristo" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  16 November 2007 (USA)
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A drama based on the life of Spain's feminist mystic Saint Teresa (Vega).

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Teresa
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Manuel Morón ...
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Obispo de Toledo
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Antonio Ross ...
Dominico Sinestro
Eduardo Puceiro ...
Padre Vicente Barrón
Javier Mejía ...
Francisco de Borja
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In the middle of the Sixteenth Century, in Castilla, the daughter of a nobleman Teresa de Ahumada joins a convent administrated by the Superior Mother seeking a spiritual life. After a period of prays and sacrifice, she claims that she has visions with Jesus attracting the attention of the church in times of religious pursue, changes and Inquisition. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Boring
18 September 2008 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

In the middle of the Sixteenth Century, in Castilla, the daughter of a nobleman Teresa de Ahumada (Paz Vegas) joins a convent administrated by the Superior Mother (Geraldine Chaplin) seeking a spiritual life. After a period of prays and sacrifice, she claims that she has visions with Jesus, attracting the attention of the church in times of religious pursue, changes and Inquisition.

The story of this Spanish saint is boring and uses the sexuality of Paz Vegas to raise polemic, with her erotic visions of Jesus. The cinematography, costumes and set decoration are great, but I did not like the story of this movie, not because I am religious or bigot, but because it is an unsatisfactory plot developed in an extreme low-pace. My vote is three.

Title (Brazil): "Teresa, o Corpo de Cristo" ("Teresa, The Body of Christ")


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