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In this symbolic and philosophically weighty film, all of the inhabitants of a Portuguese mental asylum suffer from religious delusions of one kind or another -- even the cynic who denies the value of any religions at all. One couple re-enacts the story of Adam and Eve in the Garden, and then the woman who played at being Eve plays at being St. Teresa de Avila. Another man thinks he's a character from a Dostoyevsky novel, and yet another claims to have in his possession a fifth gospel from the Bible. Everyone has a point of view and is not shy about stating it, defending it in debate with the others with great sincerity, though (the reviewers claimed) with very little elegance or wit. ~ Clarke Fountain, Rovi

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Venice International Film Festival Manoel de Oliveira Special Grand Prize of the Jury 1991 Winner

Cast

Maria de Medeiros
as Sonya
Luis Miguel Cintra
as The Prophet
Mario Viegas
as The philosopher
Leonor Silveira
as Eve
Diogo Dória
as Ivan
Paulo Matos
as Jesus
Ruy Furtado
as The director

Crew

Manoel de Oliveira
Director
Paulo Branco
Producer
Manoel de Oliveira
Screenwriter
Ivan Kozelka
Cinematographer
Valerie Loiseleux
Editor
Manoel de Oliveira
Editor
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