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The Dark Night of the Soul (1989)

93 min | Drama

A fascinating study of the poet Saint John of the Cross, and his spell in solitary confinement. Set in the convent of Toledo, this film explores the temptations that surrounded him, the dreams that afflicted him, his sanctity and his ...See moreA fascinating study of the poet Saint John of the Cross, and his spell in solitary confinement. Set in the convent of Toledo, this film explores the temptations that surrounded him, the dreams that afflicted him, his sanctity and his sanity. Written by LolaFilms See less
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Writers
Carlos Saura (screenplay) | San Juan de la Cruz (excerpts)
Producer
Andrés Vicente Gómez (as Andres Vicente Gomez)
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Updated Feb 23, 1989

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Feb 23, 1989 (Spain)

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Juan Diego
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Fernando Guillén
Vailer (as Fernando Guillen) Vailer (as Fernando Guillen)   See fewer
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Francisco Casares
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Fermí Reixach
Fray Gerónimo Tostado (as Fermin Reixach) Fray Gerónimo Tostado (as Fermin Reixach)   See fewer
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Julie Delpy
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Abel Vitón
Fray Jacinto (as Abel Viton) Fray Jacinto (as Abel Viton)   See fewer
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María Elena Flores
Superiora (as Mariaelena Flores) Superiora (as Mariaelena Flores)   See fewer
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Adolfo Thous
Fray María Fray María   See fewer
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6.1 / 10 | 109 votes