Tentação (1998)
Genre Drama; Romance
Movie Release Date 1998
Country Portugal
Language Portuguese
Running Time 1 hr 55 mins
Format DVD
Color Color
IMDb Rating 6.0
Joaquim de Almeida Father Antonio
Cristina Camara Lena
Diogo Infante Helder
Ana Bustorff Alzira
Cristina Câmara Lena
Sofia Leite Ana
Ana Hortelão Rita
António Capelo Albano
João Lagarto
José Eduardo Trancoso
Manuel Sá Uncle Tiago
Joao Lagarto Inácio
Ana Burstorff
Director Joaquim Leitão
Writer Joaquim Leitão
Writer Tino Navarro
Producer Tino Navarro
One of Portugal's most popular films of 1998, and the winner of three of that country's Golden Globe awards ("Best Film," "Best Actor" for Joaquim de Almeida, and "Best Director" for Joaquim Leitão), this drama recounts the tragic story of a Catholic priest who finds himself unable to resist the temptation offered by a troubled woman trying to start a new life. Set in Vila Daires, a small northern Portugal town, it begins with Lena's release from jail. A hardcore drug addict, Lena (Cristina Camara) immediately takes up where she left off. Wanting to help Lena, Father Antonio (Almeida) offers to give her swimming lessons. Though all is done innocently and with the best intentions, the two quickly become close friends, something the townsfolk find shocking. Still, the friendship persists, and just when it looks like Father Antonio is having a positive effect on Lena, a tragedy befalls her family, sending Lena into a self-destructive tailspin that causes the compassionate Father Antonio to cross the line between them and leading both characters to tragedy. — Sandra Brennan
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Region 2
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