About

Ema is a very attractive but innocent girl, so pretty that cars crash in her presence. Young marries Dr. Carlos Paiva, a father's friend, to whom she is not attracted. They move to the Valley of Abraham. Carlos loves her, but decides to sleep in a separate room to avoid waking Ema when he has to return late at night. With time she begins to feel unhappy about her marriage, so she finds a lover.

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Directed by

Manoel de Oliveira

Written by

Manoel de Oliveira (Screenplay)
Agustina Bessa-Luís (Novel)

Runtime

203 minutes

Country

France, Switzerland, Portugal

Language

Portuguese

Cast

Keywords

flower

Lists

#748 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?