Ema is a sweet and innocent girl who is so beautiful she turns the head of every man she passes. Her life takes a despairing turn for the worse when her father forces her into a passionless marriage to his friend, a wealthy doctor. To make matters worse, she is relocated to the scenic but unfamiliar and isolated vineyards of Abraham’s Valley, Portugal where the breathtaking river Douro flows. Trapped in a marriage to a man she does not love, she scorns her husband and threatens to kill herself rather than submit to his desires.
Director: Manoel de Oliveira. AKA Abraham’s Valley
Stars: Leonor Silveira, Luis Miguel Cintra, Cecile Sanz de Alba, Ruy de Carvalho, Gloria de Matos, Luis Lima Barreto, Micheline Larpin, Diogo Dória, José Pinto, Filipe Cochofel, João Perry, António Reis, Isabel Ruth, Dina Treno, Dalila Carmo, Paula Seabra.