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In medieval Paris, a young religious scholar and the beautiful niece of a local patrician fall madly in love and consummate their passion for each other. In the religious uproar that follows, they are condemned and brutally punished.

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Clive Donner

Writers:

Chris Bryant, Marion Meade (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Derek de Lint ... Abelard
Kim Thomson ... Heloise
Denholm Elliott ... Fulbert
Bernard Hepton ... Bishop
Kenneth Cranham ... Suger
Patsy Byrne Patsy Byrne ... Agnes
Cassie Stuart ... Petronilla
Philip Locke ... Poussin
Victoria Burgoyne ... Prostitute
Antonia Cutic Antonia Cutic ... Landlady
Diana Belinic Diana Belinic ... Girl in street
Davor Fejzagic Davor Fejzagic ... Boy in street
Mark Jax Mark Jax ... Jourdain
Timothy Watson Timothy Watson ... François (as Tim Watson)
Andrew H. McLean Andrew H. McLean ... Gerard (as Andrew McLean)
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Storyline

Abelard, a respected philosopher and teacher in 12th-century Paris, is hired to tutor the intelligent and beautiful Heloise. They soon fall in love, but must hide their affection because Abelard is sworn to celibacy. Written by Eric Sorensen <Eric_Sorensen@fc.mcps.k12.md.us>

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Genres:

Drama | History | Romance

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

UK | Yugoslavia

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 April 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Abelard i Heloiza See more »

Filming Locations:

Yugoslavia

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(uncut)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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Trivia

John Quarmby and Edmund Kente were on the possibles list for Poussin. See more »

Goofs

In the construction montage towards the end of the movie, you can see an altar with a number of pumpkins on it. As a plant native to North America there wouldn't be any in 12th century Europe. See more »

Alternate Versions

UK cinema and video prints were cut for a '15' rating. See more »

Connections

Spoofed in Tropic Thunder (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Planctus
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Traditional
Arranged by David Wulstan
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I thought this was a wonderful movie, I enjoyed the story and the research for the movie was great
16 March 2005 | by alabamldySee all my reviews

I loved the movie, the story was great, the set designs were wonderful and very well done (I'm a history buff and want to say someone really did their research on the set designs, the way the actors were dressed and the use of language in the film (they didn't use any 20th century words). I felt I was back in the middle ages while watching the film. I thought the actors did a great job, the film could not have been improved on at all, this is a keeper, I plan to watch it over and over again. Anyone who loves history like I do will enjoy it. I really enjoy historical films and this is one of the best I've seen in a long time. If you are looking for a great historical film, this is it.


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