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Tentação (1997)

Father Antonio is a priest by vocation, committed and generous, dear people of Vila Daires a quiet village of the north. But Father Anthony is also a man, and Vila Daires is not as peaceful... See full summary »


Joaquim Leitão


Joaquim Leitão (screenplay), Joaquim Leitão (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Joaquim de Almeida ... Father António
Cristina Câmara Cristina Câmara ... Lena
Diogo Infante ... Helder
Ana Bustorff ... Alzira
Sofia Leite Sofia Leite ... Ana
Ana Hortelão Ana Hortelão ... Rita
António Capelo ... Albano
João Lagarto ... Inácio
José Eduardo ... Trancoso
Manuel Sa Manuel Sa ... Uncle Tiago (as Manuel Sá)
José Meireles José Meireles ... Rafa
Francisco Nicholson Francisco Nicholson ... Bishop
Carmen Santos ... Maria
Francisco D'Orey Francisco D'Orey ... Uncle Joaquim
Carlos Pimenta Carlos Pimenta ... Councilman


Father Antonio is a priest by vocation, committed and generous, dear people of Vila Daires a quiet village of the north. But Father Anthony is also a man, and Vila Daires is not as peaceful as it seems. The good intentions of the Father will not be sufficient to halt the worsening of the conflict. And when your fate intersects with Lena, the "black sheep" of the village, Father will also be forced to confront his own demons. Especially with those who never even thought that could exist. Written by Anonymous

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priest | drugs | local blockbuster | See All (3) »


Uma história dos nossos dias.


Drama | Romance


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Catarina Furtado was cast as Lena, but later declined the role because of the nude scenes. See more »

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With more than 360 thousand tickets sold, it became a box-office record in Portugal. It was later beat in 2005 with O Crime do Padre Amaro (2005) See more »

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the rise of Portuguese cinema
5 February 1999 | by cush-2See all my reviews

Well..., what can I say..., Joaquim Leitao, Tino Navarro, all cast and crew, especially Cristina Camara, were winners on this one! For the first time, in a Portuguese film, I was given the chance to care about someone in the story. Especially for the character of Cristina, Lena. She was absolutelly fabulous! Her character was extremely well designed. Bare in mind that Portuguese films are not known for having three dimensional characters! But Cristina, with the help of the fabulous Joaquim de Almeida as Father Antonio, proved that it is possible to bring a fictional character to life, and most importantly, care about that character. My best complements to Joaquim Leitinho, that proved once again that he is ready to take Portuguese cinema by storm! As far as I am concerned, he is the only one that gives the audience a chance to comunicate and relate to the film. As a Portuguese citizen and a film student in England, I really apreciatte what the creative team behind Tentacao did with the film, I was really, really proud of it! It inspired me most than anything else to believe in Portuguese cinema! Well done boys, keep on rockin'!!!

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Release Date:

26 December 1997 (Portugal) See more »

Also Known As:

Pokusa See more »

Filming Locations:

Cachão, Vila Real, Portugal See more »


Box Office


PTE260,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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