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The Portuguese Nun (2009)

A Religiosa Portuguesa (original title)
A young French actress in Lisbon to shoot a movie is intrigued by a nun she sees kneeling in the chapel where she is filming.

Director:

Eugène Green

Writer:

Eugène Green
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Leonor Baldaque Leonor Baldaque ... Julie de Hauranne
Francisco Mozos Francisco Mozos ... Vasco
Diogo Dória Diogo Dória ... D. Henrique Cunha
Ana Moreira ... Irma Joana
Eugène Green ... Denis Verde
Adrien Michaux Adrien Michaux ... Martin Dautand
Beatriz Batarda ... Madalena
Carloto Cotta ... D. Sebastião
Camané ... Um fadista
Aldina Duarte Aldina Duarte ... Uma fadista
José Manuel Neto José Manuel Neto ... Guitarra portuguesa
Carlos Manuel Proença Carlos Manuel Proença ... Viola (as Carlos Proença Ferraz)
Miguel Ramos Miguel Ramos ... Viola
Paulo Paz Paulo Paz ... Contrabaixa
Manuel Mozos Manuel Mozos ... Receptionista
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A young French actress in Lisbon to shoot a movie is intrigued by a nun she sees kneeling in the chapel where she is filming.

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Genres:

Drama

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Details

Official Sites:

Océan Films [France]

Country:

Portugal | France

Language:

Portuguese | French

Release Date:

22 October 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Portuguese Nun See more »

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR (as Dolby SRD)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Connections

Featured in Janela Indiscreta: Episode #1.11 (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Nao Vou
Performed by Aldina Duarte
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Be patient and go with the unconventional
13 August 2014 | by KIM_HARRISSee all my reviews

I watched this on the excellent MuBI Internet movie channel and found it an intriguing look at personal relationships. It has a very leisurely pace and there is no "action" but it is beautifully filmed and the scenes of Lisbon are beguiling. The dialogue and motion of the actors is deliberately stylised and there is much looking directly at the camera. Also the framing of dialogue between pairs of characters is unconventional; it shows each speaker full face in turn. Nevertheless, if you can cope with such lack of cinematic convention, it's an enjoyable piece. The Portuguese language is beautiful, to say nothing of the protagonist played by Leonor Baldaque.


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