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Release Date:
22 December 2004 (Spain) See more »
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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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Breaking Links in the Chain See more (50 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
 
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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Rated PG for thematic elements, some disturbing images and some sensuality
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120 min
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Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: 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.See more »
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22 out of 36 people found the following review useful.
Breaking Links in the Chain, 30 December 2005
Author: rparisious from Salisbury, Pennsylvania

None of the reviewers at this site or elsewhere have noted that there are four, not three, filmed versions of this unique and haunting novel.The fourth appeared on American television between October,l957,and January,l958. It was probably a Hallmark production ,obviously has never replayed,and is not listed in this data base.

This is all the more disconcerting as it is the only dramatized version(The silent version is unobtainable and exists in only one known copy)which in any way remained faithful to the spirit and much of the text of the original.Wilder's book calls to be read aloud and the three leading actresses in this particular production did everything possible with the essential sound values.

The key role of the Marquesa was taken by Judith Anderson(of "Medea" and "Hamlet" fame) and she literally almost breached the saving boundary between make believe and reality.Unlike the recent version there is nothing funny about this woman.Her daughter certainly does not visit her in Latin America.Like King Lear ,she has been exiled from Spain at her daughter's request.And not without good reason.The Marquesa is a terrifying and vicious old drunk who is positively guaranteed to disrupt any social occasion which she attends. On the other hand,in exile,and smashing bottles in the audience's collective face,she,the most terrifying of mothers,writes epistles on her genuinely frustrated love which will go down in the history of Spanish literature.Finally she meets a teenager who is

emotionally abused,and, as emotionally abusive, as the great lady herself;

and so the pair scream and claw till they eventually reach a truly loving accord.It seems both women now,for the only time in their lives,will have something to live for.But that entails first crossing the Bridge of San Luis Rey.

If we have any present day American actress,aside from Julie Harris,who could have recreated this part it is Kathy Bates.She must have jumped at the chance to do it.Unfortunately the incredibly uncomprehending adaptation defeats her.As it does the wonderfully gifted Polish brothers.They are literally left speechless.

Similarly the fifties version ended with a great hymn to love from the Mother Superior(played by Eva LaGallienne) to the broken actress (Vivica Lindfors)who has lost(half-driven) mentor,lover, and child to the abyss.The new version gives us anti-Catholic propaganda with the woefully miscast DeNiro and Byrne struggling with materials they were not born to enunciate.

Our catastrophe ridden neo-Babylonian society could use a good new production of "The Bridge" right now.Too bad that it didn't get it.If the fifties version still exists, may be this letter will be an incentive for someone to dig it from the archives. Lindfors,La Gallienne,Judith Anderson,you should be living at this hour.

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