The Divine Comedy (1991)
A Film by Manoel de Oliveira
DVD9 | ISO | PAL 16:9 | Cover | 02:15:58 | 6,55 Gb
Audio: Portuguese AC3 2.0 @ 192 Kbps | Subs: English, French
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.