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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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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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Not bad... just not good.
17 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A while back, there was a glowing review about this movie, saying that the choice of a soundtrack was brilliant, and every time whoever wrote the review watched the movie, he, or she learned something new.

Well, I'll admit that it does have a sort of addicting pull about it, but I haven't learned anything new really. Maybe I'm just stupid, but I think the real reason is that the movie is not as great as that particular post made it out to be.

I like the film, but mainly, I like it for it's peculiar sexual themes. The acting is pretty good, but without much soundtrack, there's a lot of dead air where you expect something fantastically important to happen... Then the actors do something totally inexplicable, like move a bunch of rocks, or apples, or kiss a statue.

All said, it looks more like a work in progress than a movie, but there's something about that unfinished quality that really catches my attention, and sucks me in, whether I like it or not.


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