The Penitent ★★ 1988 (PG-13)
A remote village's annual reenactment of the crucifixion of Christ serves as the backdrop for Assante's affair with his friend's (Julia) wife. Quirky little tale that focuses a shade too much on the romantic problems of the trio rather than the intriguing religious practices going on around them. 94m/C VHS . Raul Julia, Armand Assante, Rona Freed, Julie Carmen; D: Cliff Osmond; M: Alex North.