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A Divina Comédia (1991)

Patients in a mental institution see themselves as Adam and Eve, Sonia and Raskolnikov, a Philosopher and a Prophet, Alyosha and Ivan Karamazov, Jesus, Lazarus, Martha, Mary and St Teresa of Avila.

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Manoel de Oliveira

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Manoel de Oliveira (scenario), Manoel de Oliveira (dialogue) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Maria de Medeiros ... Sónia
Miguel Guilherme Miguel Guilherme ... Raskolnikov
Luís Miguel Cintra Luís Miguel Cintra ... Prophet
Mário Viegas Mário Viegas ... Philosopher
Leonor Silveira Leonor Silveira ... Eva
Diogo Dória Diogo Dória ... Ivan
Paulo Matos Paulo Matos ... Jesus
José Wallenstein José Wallenstein ... Aliosha
Ruy Furtado Ruy Furtado ... Director
Carlos Gomes Carlos Gomes ... Adao
Luís Lima Barreto Luís Lima Barreto ... Pharisee
Laura Soveral ... Elena Ivanovna
Júlia Buisel Júlia Buisel ... Maria
Cremilda Gil Cremilda Gil ... Isabel Ivanovna
Miguel Yeco Miguel Yeco ... Lázaro
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Storyline

All of the inhabitants of a Portuguese mental asylum suffer from religious delusions of one kind or another -- even the cynic who denies the value of any religions at all. One couple re-enacts the story of Adam and Eve in the Garden, and then the woman who played at being Eve plays at being St. Teresa de Avila. Another man thinks he's a character from a Dostoyevsky novel, and yet another claims to have in his possession a fifth gospel from the Bible. Everyone has a point of view and is not shy about stating it, defending it in debate with the others with great sincerity, though with very little elegance or wit. Written by lament

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Drama

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Official Sites:

Official site [Portugal]

Country:

Portugal | France | Switzerland

Language:

Portuguese

Release Date:

11 October 1991 (Portugal) See more »

Also Known As:

The Divine Comedy See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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