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Anchoress (1993)

Not Rated | | Drama | May 1995 (USA)
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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Natalie Morse ...
Christine Carpenter
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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
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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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Anchoress - den indemurede  »

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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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A spiritual experience
23 August 2002 | by (Atlanta, GA) – See all my reviews

This film must be watched with a quiet spirit and a willingness to let go of well-organized, linear plot development. Those familiar with The Book of Margery Kempe will appreciate the spiritual struggle Anchoress represents as well as the more "feminine" approach to plot. The cinematography is exquisite as well as the acting.


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