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Release Date:
22 December 2004 (Spain) See more »
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Tagline:
Five Lives Bound By One Fate.
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
1 win See more »
User Reviews:
Not for a passive viewer. See more (49 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Directed by
Mary McGuckian 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Mary McGuckian 
Thornton Wilder  novel

Produced by
Jeff Abberley .... executive producer
Mark Albela .... line producer
Elvira Bolz .... co-producer
Michael Cowan .... producer
Craig Darian .... executive producer
Sixto García .... assistant producer
Samuel Hadida .... producer
Victor Hadida .... executive producer
Peter James .... executive producer
Howard G. Kazanjian .... executive producer
Garrett McGuckian .... producer
Mary McGuckian .... producer
Denise O'Dell .... producer
Jason Piette .... co-producer
James Simpson .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Lalo Schifrin 
 
Cinematography by
Javier Aguirresarobe 
 
Film Editing by
Kant Pan 
 
Casting by
Sharon Howard-Field 
 
Production Design by
Gil Parrondo 
 
Art Direction by
Sonia Aranzabal 
Óscar Sempere (art direction)
 
Costume Design by
Yvonne Blake 
 
Makeup Department
Paula Cruz .... assistant makeup artist
Montse Damas .... daily makeup artist
 
Production Management
Chris Nixon .... post-production supervisor
Daniel Vega .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Charlie Lázaro .... second assistant director
Carlos Santana .... second second assistant director
Pedro Sopeña .... first assistant director
René Villarreal .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Michel Doré .... storyboard artist
Edu Glez .... props
Scott Keery .... property master
José Luis Moya .... construction coordinator
Ramón Moya .... construction manager
 
Sound Department
Jorge Adrados .... sound assistant
Gordon Brown .... adr editor
Colette D. Dahanne .... assistant sound mixer (as Colette Dahanne)
Mark DeSimone .... adr mixer
Peter Glossop .... production sound mixer
Erik Jordan .... ProTools editor
Robin Knapp .... assistant sound editor
Shaun Mills .... boom operator
Michael Redfern .... foley editor
Adrian Rhodes .... sound re-recording mixer
Richard Welsh .... dolby sound consultant
Ian Wilson .... supervising sound editor
Mark Rose .... supervising sound editor (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Emilio Ruiz del Río .... model maker
 
Stunts
Guiomar Alonso .... stunt performer
Jorge Huergo .... stunts
Miguel Pedregosa .... stunt coordinator
Manuel Valle .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Antonio Belón .... second assistant camera
Kiko Garcia .... still photographer
Aarón López .... second assistant camera
Jay Maidment .... special still photographer
Pepe Martínez .... first assistant camera
Jon Peter Rowing .... second assistant camera
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ana Cuerda .... wardrobe assistant
Thomas Sjolander .... embroidery
José Vico .... assistant costume designer
 
Editorial Department
Steve Harrow .... post-production consultant
Laurie McDowell .... first assistant editor
Thomas Walters .... post-production coordinator
 
Music Department
Don Gallacher .... music supervisor
The London Oratory School Schola .... musicians: boys choir
Graham Sutton .... music editor
 
Transportation Department
Gonzalo Bouza .... runner driver
Cayetano Chimeno .... unit transport manager
Aitor Satrustegui .... runner driver
 
Other crew
Stephanie Angel .... script supervisor trainee
Mercedes Barbod .... assistant location manager
Shirine Best .... development assistant
María Cabello .... production runner
Usha Chaman .... assistant: Ms. McGuckian
Matt Curtis .... title designer
Diana Dill .... script supervisor
Cristina Ecija .... production coordinator
José María González Sinde .... location manager
José María González Sinde .... location unit manager
Brendan Gunn .... dialogue coach
Lisa Hayden .... director's assistant
Mel Hider .... assistant: Mr. Cowan and Mr. Piette
Emily Kyriakides .... assistant to producer: UK
Alex Marshall .... head of business affairs
Alex Matcham .... production controller
Ali Moshref .... post-production accountant
Andrea Nelson .... assistant: actor
Denis Pedregosa .... business affairs: KanZaman
Saray Perez .... cashier
Daisy Schwartz .... assistant: Mr. De Niro
Ricardo Serrano .... assistant location manager
Lucy Shuttleworth .... development executive
Niall Trask .... runner
Antonio David Moreno Vera .... production runner (as David Moreno)
Faye Villalba .... production coordinator
Lara Voloshin .... assistant to producer
Paloma Vázquez .... production assistant
Salvador Yagüe .... base camp manager
Michael J. Harker .... completion bond company representative (uncredited)
Melissa Milo .... assistant: Mr. De Niro (uncredited)
Denis O'Sullivan .... assistant: Mr. De Niro (uncredited)
 

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MPAA:
Rated PG for thematic elements, some disturbing images and some sensuality
Runtime:
120 min
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Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: Obvious miniature when the ship carrying the Marquesa to Spain is seen.See more »
Quotes:
Captain Alvarado:We do what we can! We push on, Esteban, as best we can, and it isn't for long as time keeps going by. You'll be surprisedat how quickly time passes.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Une américaine à Paris (2005) (TV)See more »

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Meaning of "La Perichola"
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48 out of 58 people found the following review useful.
Not for a passive viewer., 27 August 2005
Author: Adam Faanes (cgs_mannerheim@hotmail.com) from Austin, Texas

The movie has an excellent cast - a cast which precedes any mention of the film - which, I think, actually takes away from the movie. It makes us very difficult critics.

The Bridge over San Luis Rey is not a traditional drama. It is predominantly philosophical; the emotions in the novel and in this film are fleeting. When the characters fall in love, and when they die, we are very quickly drawn away from it. Life is fleeting. This is unlike most dramas where we are given plenty of time to reflect and consider. This movie can leave you behind, both with regard to plot details and these moments of attachment to the characters.

It may feel as though they tried to cram a whole array of interesting characters into a two-hour film. I think that they did, and this is how the story reads - to Brother Jupiter (the story's quasi-narrator) all the characters are "incidental" to him. His investigation (and yours, as a viewer) is to pry into their lives and the intimate details of their biographies. Other reviewers here have complained that the characters "seemed to appear and disappear;" I think this is intentional - Brother Jupiter only gets a vignette into the lives of these people, just as we only have small pieces of the lives of our friends. Have some sympathy, and these characters will truly seem alive.

The point is that this movie requires some effort to be enjoyed; you have to keep up with it. I think, however, that if you are willing to actively try and suspend disbelief and - just as if you were actually reading the novel - try to scry something more from the characters and plot, you will be well-rewarded. The film is remarkable in that it expresses the fact that this was, originally, a novel; I can't expect a novel to simply play itself out before me. This movie is an intellectual adventure.

The movie felt very much like a stage production. There are few attempts to match an accent appropriate to the time and place - which I find most forgivable; they are, after all, speaking English to begin with. The lines are delivered as though the actors were in a play - particularly de Niro's lines. This, too, can take away from one's ability to be easily immersed in the film's experience unless you make the effort.

No one can fault the ability of the director in creating a visually stunning film. The camera, though, was annoying from time to time, particularly in the opening and ending scenes.

The movie did a remarkable job of portraying the relationship between Manuel and Esteban; for having no lines whatsoever, the actors (who I have never seen before) were incredible. Kathy Bates, Harvey Keitel, and F. Murray Abraham are magnificent.

I was not so impressed with Robert de Niro and Gabriel Byrne. Whether this was due to their (difficult) characters, the director's failing to direct, or their own flaws as actors, I don't know. I do think that they were not given enough screen time - which is regrettable. I think that, given the privilege the writer and director had in having these actors, it would have been more than forgivable to take some liberties from the novel just to flesh out these characters and let these actors play for a bit more. Also, Captain Alvarado - though he certainly looks the part, is a bit over the top, in the few scenes he appears.

I don't understand the 1's that reviewers, here, have given this film. The movie is simply not _that_ bad, and I cannot see what possible reasons can bring such a negative conclusion out, other than that people cannot resist the opportunity to make pithy remarks about a movie in which the main characters fall off a bridge. Take such reviews with a grain of salt, and when you watch the movie, try a little.

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