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Anchoress (1993)

 |  Drama  |  May 1995 (USA)
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In fourteenth-century England, peasant girl Christine Carpenter is so attracted to a statue of the Virgin Mary that the local priest (who lusts after her) suggests she be walled up in the ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Natalie Morse ...
Christine Carpenter
Gene Bervoets ...
Reeve (as Eugene Bervoets)
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Pauline Carpenter
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William Carpenter
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Priest
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Drover
Brenda Bertin ...
Meg Carpenter
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Mary
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Daisy
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Bertha
Ann Way ...
Alice
François Beukelaers ...
Bishop
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Mason
David Boyce ...
Ragged Martin
Mieke De Groote ...
Ragged Martin's Wife
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In fourteenth-century England, peasant girl Christine Carpenter is so attracted to a statue of the Virgin Mary that the local priest (who lusts after her) suggests she be walled up in the church as an anchoress, a holy woman with responsibility for blessing the villagers. But when the priest has Christine's mother tried as a witch, she digs herself out of her cell, a crime for which the punishment is death... Written by Michael Brooke <michael@everyman.demon.co.uk>

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Ecstasy and orthodoxy in the 14th century!

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Ann Way's last film. She died before release. See more »

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When Christine and Meg are decorating the Virgin Mary with apples, they go up a ladder, which clearly ends on a small ledge inside the church. Cut scenes then indicate that the ladder actually leads to the top of an apple tree somewhere outside. See more »

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congrats to Michel Baudour!
2 September 2002 | by (Brussels, Belgium) – See all my reviews

I have not much to say about the movie, and I am not going to tell everyone what to think of the plot, for it isn't the best story I have seen, although it is not bad at all (!). But I decided on giving a small comment because I was very much impressed by the unbelievable photography. I myself am a filmstudent, and the special, exact and mysterious atmosphere that was given to this movie is something to be unbelievably jealous of. Apart from the light (and SHADOW) and the images, the sound is also adding to a movie very worth the effort of watching. Everything goes very slowly, taking the time to make every image just perfect. Wether you like the story or not, after seeing this movie you just HAVE to admit that it at least LOOKS and SOUNDS great!


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