A comedy about a screenwriter (Wuhl) whose old movie script is read by a producer (Landau) and the search for financial backers begins. But it seems that each money source (Aiello, DeNiro, ... See full summary »
Roberto is a young and ambitious lawyer who is going to marry Sara. His whole life is perfectly planned out. During a expropriation which he is in charge of, he meets Micol, a gorgeous and ... See full summary »
Robert De Niro,
In early 19th Century Peru an old Inca rope bridge collapses, plunging five travelers to their deaths in the Andean chasm below. Brother Juniper, who was within minutes of being on the bridge himself, becomes obsessed with discovering how five people of differing class and circumstances came to be on the bridge at that moment. The Catholic friar wants to know if it was mere existential happenstance or part of God's cosmic plan. After researching the lives of the victims for five years and publishing his findings in a book, he is accused of heresy by the worldly Archbishop of Lima and is put on trial for his life by the Inquisition. Written by
This is such a beautiful movie...over the top costumes (like Kathy Bates falling out of her bodices). It was confusing but vastly entertaining. As for the mis-casting I was waiting for Harvey's New Yorkese to come out and DeNiro did not have the elegances of speech that was required for his role. Both are great actors but they were big fishes in a very different pond.
The music had the taste of the time and place.I loved the movie in-spite of the casting. The look of the movie was wonderful. The sets, costumes were outstanding. I am sorry that this movie did not do better. It deserves more attention.
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