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O Convento [videorecording]

Paulo Branco apresenta um filme de Manoel de Oliveira ; argumento, diálogos e realização, Manoel de Oliveira ; produtor, Paulo Branco ; uma coprodução, Madragoa Filmes, Gemini Films, La Sept-Cinema
Format
Video; DVD
Summary
An American professor travels with his beautiful wife Helene to a Portuguese monastery to prove his theory that Shakespeare was actually of Spanish Jewish origin. The host at the convent is the sinister Baltar, who becomes infatuated with Helene. A classic battle of good versus evil ensues as the flirtation between the two develops, leaving the viewer wondering which one of these characters is the Devil himself.
Director
Manoel de Oliveira
Performers
Catherine Deneuve, John Malkovich, Luís Miguel Cintra, Leonor Silveira, Duarte d'Almeida.
Release Date
1995
Run Time
87 min.
Language
English, French and Portuguese dialogue with optional subtitles in English, French and Portuguese
Notes
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1995.
  • Based on an original idea by Agustina Bessa-Luís.
  • Special features: trailer; film and set stills gallery, Manoel de Oliveira filmography; DVD-ROM printable materials: photos, production notes and Manoel de Oliveira filmography.
Variant Title
Title in English subtitles: Convent
Series
100 Anos Manoel de Oliveira
Credits
Director of photography, Mário Barroso ; editors, Manoel de Oliveira, Valerie Loiseleux ; music, Sofia Gubaidulina, Igor Stravinski, Oshiro Mayuzumi.
Published
Lisboa : Distribuido por Lusomundo Audiovisuais, [2008]
Description
1 videodisc (87 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD, region 2; PAL; Dolby digital 2.0; 1.66:1 aspect ratio.
Technical Details
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