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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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Love is the Bridge Between This Life and the Next 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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Rated PG for thematic elements, some disturbing images and some sensuality
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120 min
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Revealing mistakes: Obvious miniature when the ship carrying the Marquesa to Spain is seen.See more »
Quotes:
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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Meaning of "La Perichola"
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45 out of 56 people found the following review useful.
Love is the Bridge Between This Life and the Next, 13 October 2005
Author: gradyharp from United States

Thorton Wilder's novel of ruminations about the quality of love and the extremes to which it can be played out is more of a philosophical meditation than a story and this is probably the reason many people feel upended by Mary McGuckian's film, a project she both adapted for the screen and directed. If this film seems a bit on the static side there is a reason: the tale is a testimony before court by Brother Juniper (Gabriel Byrne) about his investigation into the deaths of five people when the rope bridge of San Luis Rey outside Lima, Peru collapsed. Brother Juniper stands before the Archbishop of Peru (Robert De Niro) and the Viceroy of Peru (F. Murray Abraham) and poses the question as to whether the incident was an act of God or just a simple accident.

In order to present his case he has researched the lives of the five who died (mentioning those five would ruin the suspense of the story). We learn about The Marquesa (Kathy Bates) whose daughter has departed for Spain to marry well (the Marquesa is starving for the love of her estranged daughter); the kindhearted Abbess (Geraldine Chaplin) who gives refuge to the unwanted including identical twin men Manuel and Esteban (the mute Mark and Michael Polish) and Pepita (Adriana Domínguez). We also meet Uncle Pio (Harvey Keitel) who serves as a harlequin for the court and raises Camila Villegas AKA La Perichola (Pilar López de Ayala) who loves the stage and the accoutrements more than she loves Uncle Pio. Through the kindness of the Abbess, Pepita is loaned to the Marquesa's household as a surrogate daughter, the twins share their devotion to the court until a tragedy separates them, La Perichola is impregnated by the Viceroy and banned from the city (she raises her little boy, hiding from the world because of her post-partum smallpox disfigurement), and Uncle Pio eventually assumes responsibility of the child out of fatherly love. Five of these people who are true to love's power cross the fateful bridge. Brother Juniper is condemned by the Inquisition for his treason and the meaning of the story is revealed.

The cast is heavy on big names and while they make the most out of the stiff script, they never really touch us the way Wilder's novel characters did. But the trappings of the film are grand and accurately portrayed, the scenery is beautiful, and the costumes are some of the finest period costumes in many a film. This is one of those films that requires careful concentration from the audience, a willingness to not be disturbed by the at times static proscenium stage feeling of the setting, but the rewards of understanding the message are great. There are some fine performances here and the film is definitely worth seeing. It is more demanding than most films - and that is just fine! Grady Harp

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