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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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Manoel de Oliveira

Writers:

Manoel de Oliveira (scenario and dialogue), Agustina Bessa-Luís (inspired by an idea from)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Catherine Deneuve ... Hélène
John Malkovich ... Michael
Luís Miguel Cintra Luís Miguel Cintra ... Baltar
Leonor Silveira 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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Storyline

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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Details

Country:

Portugal | France

Language:

French | English | Portuguese | German

Release Date:

1 December 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$52,609
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Prelude for String Quartet
Music by Toshirô Mayuzumi
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This is not Hollywood.
3 October 2004 | by nuno_lourenco7See 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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