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The Jew (1996)  link to The Jew on IMDb  

Number: 135

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IMDb Rating:
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6.9/10 (100 votes)

Country: Portuguese,

Spoken Languages: Portuguese

Genre(s): Drama

Director(s): Jom Tob Azulay

Cast: José Lewgoy (as D. Nuno da Cunha), Fernanda Torres (as Brites Cardoso), Filipe Pinheiro (as Antônio José da Silva), Dina Sfat (as Lourença Coutinho), Mário Viegas (as D. João V)

Medium: VHS tape,

Subtitles: English

Plot Outline: Portugal, 1739, the reign of King João V, who tries to keep a delicate balance between the power of the Church and the interests of the Court. António José da Silva, nicknamed "the Jew", a famous playwright admired both by the people and the aristocracy, is charged by the Inquisition with the crime of heresy and sentenced to die at the stake. His execution is organized as a demonstration of the triumphant power of the Church against any other force.

Loaned: No

Aspect ratio: 1.66:1

Apr 26, 2017