O COVENTO (1995)

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Alternative titles

  • Le COUVENT Alternative
  • The CONVENT Alternative


Eccentric American professor comes with his wife, Helen, to an ancient Portuguese convent, seeking material for his thesis that will prove Shakespeare was of Jewish-Spanish descent. Their host is the convent's guardian, who is drawn to Helen. To divert her husband's attention, he suggests the convent's young and attractive new archivist should help with the research. With Faustian echoes, the situation becomes increasingly bizarre, culminating in an unexpected outcome.

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