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Extramuros (1992)





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An offbeat drama set in a 16th-century Spanish convent. When their abbey is faced with closure, nuns Ana and Angela -- who also happen to be lovers -- must come up with prestigious sponsorship of some sort in order to save it. Sister Angela soon hatches an ingenious plan, which Ana reluctantly helps her bring to fruition. Angela's idea is to con the world into believing that she has received the stigmata -- marks resembling the wounds on the crucified body of Christ -- on her hand. This, the nuns believe, will make the convent both famous and rich. Although many people are at first fooled, the truth is eventually discovered and both women are put on trial by the Inquisition...more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Art House & International, Drama
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Carmen Maura
as Sister Ana
Mercedes Sampietro
as Sister Angela
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Time Out
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Full Review… | January 10, 2004
Chicago Reader
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Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
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August 16, 2005

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