1 hr. 30 min.
In this modern-day retelling of Goethe's "Faust," American professor Michael Padovic (John Malkovich) and his wife, Hélène (Catherine Deneuve), travel to a Portuguese convent, where Michael plans to continue his research on William Shakespeare. But when the guardian of the house, Baltar (Luís Miguel Cintra), tries to tempt Michael into sinning by arranging for the monastery's beautiful new curator to assist him, Hélène becomes jealous and turns to Baltar for help in getting rid of her.
Director: Manoel de Oliveira