The Convent (O Convento)
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The musings of internationally renowned Portuguese filmmaker Manoel de Oliveiera on the power of thought and desire, and on good and evil, provide the underlying themes for this interesting reworking of the story of Faust. The story centers on the unconventional American professor, Michael Padovic, and his stunningly beautiful wife, Helene, who journey to an eerie Portuguese convent to prove that Shakespeare was in reality, a Jewish Spaniard. They journey to the spooky old convent of Arrabida where they are housed by the sophisticated, but rather creepy guardian of the monastery, Baltar, who… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 38%

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"Always literate, visually appealing, and soulful... ."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"This film was created by complete monkeys."
‑ Joshua Tyler, CinemaBlend.com
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