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Agnes of God

  • Drama
  • Mystery
  • 1985
  • Norman Jewison
  • 94 mins
  • 15

Summary

An adaptation of the acclaimed Broadway play, starring Jane Fonda, Anne Bancroft and Meg Tilly. The quiet life of a convent is shattered by the discovery of a new born baby's strangled body. Psychiatrist Martha Livingston is called in to examine the prime suspect, a seemingly innocent novice called Agnes who has no memory of the birth, and immediately finds herself in direct opposition to the convent's Mother Superior, who not only insists upon Agnes's innocence but suggests the possibility of a miracle.

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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

This odd, adult drama from Moonstruck director Norman Jewison promises more than it delivers. Jane Fonda is her usual forthright self as the court psychiatrist investigating the case of a novice nun (the waiflike Meg Tilly) accused of murdering her baby. It is thanks to the three lead performances - Tilly, Fonda and the always dependable Anne Bancroft as the convent's Mother Superior - that this sustains interest for as long as it does, but even they cannot cover up what is essentially a rather disappointing ending.

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Credits

Cast

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Dr Martha LivingstonJane Fonda
Mother Miriam RuthAnne Bancroft
Sister AgnesMeg Tilly
Dr Livingston's motherAnne Pitoniak
Detective LangevinWinston Rekert
Father MartineauGratien Gelinas
Justice Joseph LeveauGuy Hoffman
MonsignorGabriel Arcand
Eve LeClaireFrançoise Faucher
Eugène LyonJacques Tourangeau

Crew

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DirectorNorman Jewison

Details

Theatrical distributor
Columbia-Emi-Warner Dists Ltd
Released on
1986-02-21
Languages
English | Latin | French
Guidance
Contains some swearing.
Available on
video and DVD
Formats
Colour
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