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Agnes of God Movie

Movie Review for Agnes of God


This 80's movie is one of the most controversial films of the decade. An ignorant nun gives birth to a child, who eventually dies. But, things are not as innocent as they may seem.

Agnes of God DVD


Agnes of God begins when a dead child is found in the wastebasket of a novice nun. Due to the seriousness of the case, psychiatrist Martha Livingston, interpreted by Jane Fonda, is brought in to determine what happened.

Things get even more complicated in Agnes of God. The police also want to determine the death-cause of the baby. Soon, the psychiatrist will find that her real problems will not come from the long arm of justice, but from her own organization and the people who hired her.


Dr. Martha Livingston - Jane Fonda
Mother Miriam Ruth - Anne Bancroft
Sister Agnes - Meg Tilly
Dr. Livingston's Mother - Anne Pitoniak
Det. Langevin - Winston Rekert
Father Martineau - Gratien Gélinas


The movie version of Agnes of God is based on a Broadway play. In the play, Geraldine Page was the actress who played the role of mother superior. But, in the film version, she was dismissed in favor of Anne Bancroft. During the Academy Awards, Bancroft lost to Page, who received the Oscar for her work in The Trip to Bountiful.

Agnes of God is based on true events. The difference is that the original nun had a high level of education.

Academy Awards:

Anne Bancroft won for Best Actress In A Leading Role for the role of Sister Miriam Ruth in Agnes of God.

Meg Tilly won for Best Actress In A Supporting Role for the role of Sister Agnes in Agnes of God.

Georges Delerue won for Best Original Score for Agnes of God.

80's Film Facts:

The Movie Agnes of God was released to theatres on 09/13/1985 by Columbia, and grossed $25,627,836 at the box office in the US.

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