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In medieval Paris, a young religious scholar and the beautiful niece of a local patrician fall madly in love and consummate their passion for each other. In the religious uproar that follows, they are condemned and brutally punished.

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Abelard
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Heloise
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Fulbert
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Bishop
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Suger
Patsy Byrne ...
Agnes
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Petronilla
Philip Locke ...
Poussin
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Prostitute
Antonia Cutic ...
Landlady
Diana Belinic ...
Girl in street
Davor Fejzagic ...
Boy in street
Mark Jax ...
Jourdain
Timothy Watson ...
François (as Tim Watson)
Andrew H. McLean ...
Gerard (as Andrew McLean)
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Abelard, a respected philosopher and teacher in 12th-century Paris, is hired to tutor the intelligent and beautiful Heloise. They soon fall in love, but must hide their affection because Abelard is sworn to celibacy. Written by Eric Sorensen <Eric_Sorensen@fc.mcps.k12.md.us>

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28 April 1989 (USA)  »

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The following actors were on the ideas list for The Ancient Priest, John Gill, Alan MacNaughtan, Hugh Latimer, Preston Lockwood, Trevor Peacock, John Moffatt, Edward Petherbridge, Nicholas Selby and Stuart Latham. See more »

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In the construction montage towards the end of the movie, you can see an altar with a number of pumpkins on it. As a plant native to North America there wouldn't be any in 12th century Europe. See more »

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Arranged by Nick Bicât and David Wulstan
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Soft-core bodice ripper
6 October 1999 | by See all my reviews

Guiltily enjoyable, in a quasi-historical, smutty kind of way. The soundtrack was pretty heavy-handed, and the dialogue didn't inspire, but it's a steamy, pretty piece of fluff. [A waste of Denholm Elliot's talent, though.] It has a "made for late-night premium cable" feel.


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