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The Bridge of San Luis Rey -- Five people are killed in a freak accident when a lofty rope bridge collapses. A priest journeys to discover if there was a divine reason for this bloody disaster.
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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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User Reviews:
Love is the bridge between life and death... 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
Carmela Maellas .... hair stylist
 
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
José Ortega .... props (as José María Ortega)
 
Sound Department
Jorge Adrados .... sound assistant
Gordon Brown .... adr editor
Colette D. Dahanne .... sound re-recording 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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Trivia:
Harvey Keitel's singing voice was dubbed by the actor and baritone Emilio Gavira.See more »
Goofs:
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 »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Une américaine à Paris (2005) (TV)See more »

FAQ

Meaning of "La Perichola"
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22 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
Love is the bridge between life and death..., 1 February 2006
Author: aatx1154 from Texas

The Bridge of San Luis Rey, a film that held a minor theatrical release in 2005, spotlights an all star cast including Kathy Bates, F. Murray Abraham, Roberto DeNiro and Gabriel Byrne. Based on the novel by Thornton Wilder, it is the philosophical quest to find out whether or not our lives are decided by fate or by accident. The story takes place during the Colonial period of Spanish rule in Peru and this allows for grand scenery, art, and costume design that gives the film a very attractive look. The story is not so much based on plot and pace but rather a honest, timed look at the lives of the characters and their relationships with others. It reveals love in its many aspects. From Kathy Bates' Marquesa character seeking the love of her daughter, and Harvey Keitel parental love and affection for the actress "La Perichola" to the fraternal love of silent twin Indian brothers, and the love committed to God and society as portrayed by the nuns in the film. This is not a action, period piece but rather a sure handed viewing into the lives of the characters within an exquisite setting. This is a film that may not be accessible to most viewers. All in all a solid film with some lovely performances.

Grade: B

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