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The Portuguese Nun (2009)
"A Religiosa Portuguesa" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  22 October 2010 (USA)
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A young French actress in Lisbon to shoot a movie is intrigued by a nun she sees kneeling in the in the chapel where she is filming.

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Leonor Baldaque ...
Julie de Hauranne
Francisco Mozos ...
Vasco
Diogo Dória ...
D. Henrique Cunha
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Irma Joana
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Denis Verde
Adrien Michaux ...
Martin Dautand
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Madalena
Carloto Cotta ...
D. Sebastião
Camané ...
Um fadista
Aldina Duarte ...
Uma fadista
José Manuel Neto ...
Guitarra portuguesa
Carlos Manuel Proença ...
Viola (as Carlos Proença Ferraz)
Miguel Ramos ...
Viola
Paulo Paz ...
Contrabaixa
Manuel Mozos ...
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A young French actress in Lisbon to shoot a movie is intrigued by a nun she sees kneeling in the in the chapel where she is filming.

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Ser Aquele
Lyrics by Fernando Pessoa
Sung by Camané
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Unconventional Movie shows why conventions were established
11 November 2010 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

I've only walked out a few films in my life. This was one of them. What annoyed me most was the unnatural way the actors were instructed to speak their lines. It took me out of the movie. And they were taking their sweet time to. Line - pause - line, like those learn a language tapes. Though intentional, this style was not consistently applied.

Also, there were only so many close-up shots of Leonor Baldaque's Bambi eyes I could take. Or panoramic shots of Lisbon. They are nice at first, the whole movie is esthetically pleasing, but they loose their power the umpteenth time they are used. Fans of decorative tiles: this is the must see movie of the year.

Half-way through the audience was getting giggly. Not a good sign, as this isn't a comedy by far. It's just so ridiculously pretentious at points, that it's hard not laugh, or sigh.

When chapter V began I darted out. Far from the only one in the audience to do so. Experiments are necessary, too bad this one failed as badly as it has.


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