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Theresa: The Body of Christ (2007)

Teresa, el cuerpo de Cristo (original title)
A drama based on the life of Spain's feminist mystic Saint Teresa (Vega).

Director:

Ray Loriga

Writer:

Ray Loriga
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Paz Vega ... Teresa
Leonor Watling ... Doña Guiomar de Ulloa
Geraldine Chaplin ... Priora
Eusebio Poncela ... Fray Gaspar Daza
Amparo Valle Amparo Valle ... Mari Briceño
Manuel Morón ... Provincial
Francesc Garrido ... Salcedo
Paula Errando Paula Errando ... Juana
Álvaro de Luna ... Padre de Teresa
José Luis Gómez ... Fray Pedro de Alcántara
Ángel de Andrés López ... Obispo de Toledo
Andrés Gertrúdix ... Rodrigo
Antonio Ross Antonio Ross ... Dominico Sinestro
Eduardo Puceiro Eduardo Puceiro ... Padre Vicente Barrón
Javier Mejía Javier Mejía ... Francisco de Borja
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Storyline

In the middle of the Sixteenth Century, in Castilla, the daughter of a nobleman Teresa de Ahumada joins a convent administrated by the Superior Mother seeking a spiritual life. After a period of prays and sacrifice, she claims that she has visions with Jesus attracting the attention of the church in times of religious pursue, changes and Inquisition. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Biography | Drama

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Boring
18 September 2008 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

In the middle of the Sixteenth Century, in Castilla, the daughter of a nobleman Teresa de Ahumada (Paz Vegas) joins a convent administrated by the Superior Mother (Geraldine Chaplin) seeking a spiritual life. After a period of prays and sacrifice, she claims that she has visions with Jesus, attracting the attention of the church in times of religious pursue, changes and Inquisition.

The story of this Spanish saint is boring and uses the sexuality of Paz Vegas to raise polemic, with her erotic visions of Jesus. The cinematography, costumes and set decoration are great, but I did not like the story of this movie, not because I am religious or bigot, but because it is an unsatisfactory plot developed in an extreme low-pace. My vote is three.

Title (Brazil): "Teresa, o Corpo de Cristo" ("Teresa, The Body of Christ")


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Official Sites:

Official site [Spain]

Country:

France | Spain | UK

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

16 November 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Ávila, Castilla y León, Spain See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$898,401
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Runtime:

(European Film Market)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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