Good Offices

Good Offices


A superbly poetic and bright satire of the hypocrisies of the Catholic Church.

Tancredo, a tender hunchback, observes and participates within the rites on the Catholic church the place he lives less than the care of dad Almida. additionally in place of dwelling are the sexton Celeste Machado, his goddaughter Sabina Cruz, and 3 widows identified jointly because the Lilias, who do the cooking and cleansing and supply charity foodstuff for the neighborhood terrible and needy. One Thursday, Father Almida and the sexton needs to rush off to fulfill the parish’s critical benefactor, Don Justiniano. it is going to be the 1st time in 40 years Father Almida has now not stated mass. ultimately they discover a substitute: Father Matamoros, a drunkard with a stunning voice whose sung mass is spellbinding to all. The Lilias arrange a luxurious meal for Father Matamoros, who persuades them to drink with him. Over the process the lengthy evening the ladies and Tancredo lose their inhibitions and confess their sins and tales to this unusual priest, and within the strategy re- veal lives crippled by way of hypocrisy.

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