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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 »

Director:

Manoel de Oliveira

Writers:

Manoel de Oliveira (scenario and dialogue), Agustina Bessa-Luís (inspired by an idea from)
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2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Catherine Deneuve ... Hélène
John Malkovich ... Michael
Luís Miguel Cintra Luís Miguel Cintra ... Baltar
Leonor Silveira ... Piedade
João Bénard da Costa João Bénard da Costa ... Baltazar (as Duarte de Almeida)
Heloísa Miranda Heloísa Miranda ... Berta
Gilberto Gonçalves Gilberto Gonçalves ... Fisherman
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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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Genres:

Drama | Mystery

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some sexual content | See all certifications »

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Soundtracks

The Seven Last Words (Partita in 7 Movements) for Cello, Bayan & String Orchestra: La Dernière
Music by Sofiya Gubaydulina (as Sofia Gubaidulia)
Conducted by Timur Mynbayev (as Timur Mynbaev)
Melodyya (Russia) SUCD 10-00109
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Pure Genius
23 November 1999 | by Dr RenzSee all my reviews

Seldomly do we get films with such an interesting and involving plot as this one. An absolute joy to watch, with an excellent cast. There are not many films with such an interesting and fascinating plot as this one. Part of what makes the film such fascinating viewing is the settings and the stories that are associated with them. First rate cinema and obviously a moment of pure genius for the film maker.


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Country:

Portugal | France

Language:

French | English | Portuguese | German

Release Date:

1 December 1995 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$52,609
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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