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The Bridge of San Luis Rey (2004)

In 1714 Peru, a friar is tried by the Inquisition for questioning God's intentions when five die in the collapse of an Andean rope bridge.

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In early 18th 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 duke1029@aol.com

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Five Lives Bound By One Fate.

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Rated PG for thematic elements, some disturbing images and some sensuality | See all certifications »
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22 December 2004 (Spain)  »

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El puente de San Luis Rey  »

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Budget:

$24,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$12,665 (USA) (17 June 2005)

Gross:

$42,880 (USA) (17 June 2005)
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Trivia

Director Allan Dwan planned to film this in 1960 but his producer had let the rights expire. See more »

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Obvious miniature when the ship carrying the Marquesa to Spain is seen. See more »

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Archbishop of Peru: [to the Abbess] Fortunately I count the cessationn of these meetings as one of the benefits of dying.
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The great mis-cast
12 October 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

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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