Searching for a rational explanation to a newborn infant's death at a convent, a psychiatrist is shaken by a young nun's faith. Controversial film with several fine leading ladies!
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An isolated convent becomes the setting for murder in this suspenseful tale of spiritual passion and pride. Jane Fonda, Ann Bancroft and Meg Tilly star in Norman Jewison's riveting adaptation of the hit Broadway drama. When the infant of a young nun, Agnes (Tilly), is found strangled, a court-appointed psychiatrist, Martha Livingston (Fonda), must decide if the devout but troubled girl is fit to stand trial. In her quest for truth, Martha goes head to head with the intractable Mother Superior (Bancroft), who assures her that Agnes has no memory of the pregnancy. But the probe uncovers mysterious aspects of Agnes' personality, which lead to a shattering climax. Is AGNES OF GOD a hysterical young woman or is her ordeal divinely inspired?
A young nun's sanity is questioned when she is accused of giving birth and murdering the child. Jane Fonda and Anne Bancroft co-star.
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