Jimmy and Rose live in a tired old seaside town not far from Dublin. During summer vacation they observe people. Becoming absorbed by a sophisticated and alluring blonde woman, who stands out so imposingly from the drab townsfolk, they decide to follow her.
Set in Lisbon in 1917. A prostitute becomes the object of desire for a rich banker who is planning a right-wing military coup while being investigated by an idealist journalist. The background is of a real-life hoax in which Portuguese peasants claimed to have seen the Virgin Mary.
A gang of crooks evade the police by moving their operations to a small town. There the gang’s leader encounters a faith healer and uses him to scam gullible public of funds for a supposed chapel. But when a real healing takes place, a change comes over the gang.
In the middle of June, the village of Santo António de Mixões da Serra in the Valdreu region of Northern Portugal honors its Patron Saint with a very special festival. On this day the local farmers bring their animals to the church – cows, horses, dogs, cats, chickens, rabbits – to be blessed.