Set in a Quebec convent, this well-made mystery raises theological and philosophical questions as it unfolds its tale of the murder of a baby born to a young nun who has no recollection of the infant's conception or delivery. Jane Fonda, a chain-smoking court-appointed psychiatrist, is
given the task of determining whether Meg Tilly, a beatific young nun, is sane, sainted, mad, or a murderer. But Anne Bancroft, the convent's mother superior, questions whether the answer to the mystery lies in psychology, setting up a faith-versus-reason confrontation that is the real focus of
the film. John Pielmeier's award-winning 1982 play is adapted for the screen here by direc...